Christopher August 25th, 2019

My first memorable encounter with Caroline was during her interview for a research fellowship in Channel Islands history at UCL. Here she showed the qualities of warmth and humour, as well as tenacity, adaptability and dedication, which sustained her. Today she is remembered fondly at UCL by former colleagues, some of them not connected with either Spanish and Latin American history or that of the Channel Islands. Caroline was encouraged to set up three short courses in Spanish American history. These filled a significant gap in the History Department's teaching programme, and enjoyed considerable success among undergraduates. All who knew her at UCL were delighted both that the fellowship gave rise to a substantial monograph about the Channel Islands, and that her research at Warwick and her teaching experiences at UCL combined to persuade her interviewers at Bristol that she was the right person for a lectureship. I was anxious for some time that the shift from Warwick to UCL might be a mistake for Caroline, but, as I came to know her better, I recognised that the tenure of the research fellowship was a useful transitional phase in her life. I was one of many friends who enjoyed the warm hospitality of Caroline and Richard both in West London and then in Bristol. Like all her friends and family, I was shocked to learn of the premature passing of Caroline. Indeed, I am still recoiling from the sad news. Christopher Abel UCL