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Who was 'Lawrence of Arabia'

Introductory biography

T. E. Lawrence as writer

Chronology of Lawrence's life




Memorials to Lawrence

Some quotations

T. E. Lawrence manuscripts

Books dedicated to Lawrence

Research and discussion

The state of T.E. Lawrence scholarship

Rejected legend

David Lean's Lawrence of Arabia


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Jeremy Wilson


Page updated May 2012


In this section:

  • Who was 'Lawrence of Arabia'?
  • Introductory biography
  • Chronology of Lawrence's life
  • NPG Centenary Exhibition catalogue (pre-war section)
  • FAQs
  • Quotations

See also:

  • Photographs of and by Lawrence
  • Maps
  • Reference

Some other T.E. Lawrence Studies pages:

Lawrence's writings

A large online collection of Lawrence's writings, containing most of his major works and essays and over 700 letters

  • Use the top alphabetical navigation to find works and correspondents by name, or the left-hand chronological navigation to find works and letters by date
  • Use the site-search engine to find topics, names or quotations

Research and Discussion

  • Use the left-hand navigation to find articles and documents relating to topics or different periods of Lawrence's life


  • David Lean's Lawrence of Arabia reviewed by a historian
  • Michael Asher' Lawrence, the uncrowned king of Arabia (London, Viking, 1998). A detailed criticism of Chapters 1-3.

T.E. Lawrence's service papers

  • Notes on T. E. Lawrence's post-war service files released by the National Archives in 2002

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