1888, 16 August
Thomas Edward Lawrence is born in Tremadog,
The Lawrence family moves to Oxford.
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.
Lawrence starts work as an archaeologist at Carchemish in Syria.
War begins. Lawrence is sent to Cairo.
Lawrence's two brothers, Will and Frank, die in France.
The Arab Revolt begins and Lawrence joins Sherif Faisal in
his campaigns against the Turkish poeple.
Damascus is captured from the Turks. Lawrence returns to England.
The Paris Peace Conference dashes Arab dreams of independence.
Lawrence, working with Churchill at the Colonial Office, helps
to achieve some degree of Arab self-rule.
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.
Seven Pillars of Wisdom by TE Lawrence
: Printed for the author by the
Oxford Times, 1922
The Mint by A/c Ross [pseud.]
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.