T. E. Lawrence & Lord Byron

I sometimes wonder if Lawrence styled himself on the Warrior Poet?

Painting of Byron in Albanian dress by Thomas Phillips, 1813. Image: Greek Reporter

With the death of the poet, Lord Byron, in Greece, on April 19, 1824, as he fought alongside those seeking independence from the Ottoman Empire, elements of the British public became aware (maybe for the first time) of a part of the world that would remain (in one way or another) pertinent to their lives, and the lives of their families going…



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