Lawrence
of Arabia

T. E. Lawrence

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1888, 16 August

Thomas Edward Lawrence is born in Tremadog, North Wales.

1896

The Lawrence family moves to Oxford.

1907-1910

Lawrence studies at Jesus College, Oxford. For his thesis on crusader castles he cycles 2,400 miles through France and walks 1,100 miles in Syria.

1911

Lawrence starts work as an archaeologist at Carchemish in Syria.

1914

War begins. Lawrence is sent to Cairo.

1915

Lawrence's two brothers, Will and Frank, die in France.

1916

The Arab Revolt begins and Lawrence joins Sherif Faisal in his campaigns against the Turkish poeple.

1918

Damascus is captured from the Turks. Lawrence returns to England.

1919

The Paris Peace Conference dashes Arab dreams of independence.

1921-1922

Lawrence, working with Churchill at the Colonial Office, helps to achieve some degree of Arab self-rule.

1922-1935

Lawrence first joins the Royal Air Force under the pseudonym of John Hume Ross, but disclosures in the press cause his discharge.

He serves in the Tank Corps, then rejoins the RAF as TE Shaw.

Publications

Seven Pillars of Wisdom by TE Lawrence
Oxford : Printed for the author by the
Oxford Times, 1922

The Mint by A/c Ross [pseud.]
London, J. Cape 1935

Translations

Odyssey of Homer
translated by TE Shaw [pseud.]
London : E. Walker, W. Merton, B. Rogers, 1932

Gigantesque by Adrien Le Corbeau
translated by JH Ross [pseud.]: Forest Giant
London : J. Cape, 1935

19 May 1935

Lawrence dies as a result of a motorcycle accident near his home in Dorset.

 
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