Lawrence of Arabia

Wednesday 1 March 2017

Dr Neil Faulkner

neil_faulkner_Neil Faulkner lectures widely on archaeology, ancient history, classical civilisation, modern history and current affairs. He is editor of “Military History Monthly” and an honorary research fellow at Bristol University. He is a broadcaster and the author of numerous articles, academic papers and other publications. His latest work, “Lawrence of Arabia’s War” was published in April 2016.

On the basis of new evidence from archaeological fieldwork, Dr Faulkner will contrast the legend of Lawrence of Arabia with the true story of what happened in the desert war of 1916 to 1918. He offers a new narrative and analysis of the war, leading to a re‑assessment both of Lawrence’s role and achievements and of the relationship between art and reality in the creation of “celebrity”.


Caption: Lawrence in 1919


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