Lawrence of Arabia
Have you ever wondered how far your curiosity for history can take you?
T.E. Lawrence's took him on a whirlwind adventure.
As a boy, Thomas Edward Lawrence was a dreamy eccentric. Born in 1888, he spent his teenage years bicycling around medieval churches to copy engravings. Caught in the grips of the Industrial Revolution, the Victorian England of his childhood was fixated on progress. Yet he looked back in time. He studied archeology at Oxford, then fled England for Syria at the age of 22 to learn Arabic.
No one ever dreamed this gawky boy from Wales would become one of the most famous strategists and diplomats in British history.