The Life of T.E. Lawrence

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The 2014 Centenary of World War I Lawrence of Arabia coin. Available on Amazon if you are interested.

The 2014 Centenary of World War I Lawrence of Arabia coin. Available on Amazon if you are interested.

One of T.E. Lawrence’s drawings of a find at Carchemisch.

One of T.E. Lawrence’s drawings of a find at Carchemisch.

Winston Churchill at the unveiling of T.E. Lawrence’s memorial at the Oxford High School for Boys, October 1936.

Winston Churchill at the unveiling of T.E. Lawrence’s memorial at the Oxford High School for Boys, October 1936.

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Thanks for the info!! 

Biography of T.E. Lawrence in Yiddish.

Biography of T.E. Lawrence in Yiddish.

How did Lawrence's parents manage to keep the secret of their real identities from their sons for so long? Did Chapman's legitimate daughters have anything to say on the matter?
Anonymous

Thomas Chapman relinquished all of his rights to land and title in Ireland and started anew with Sarah.They kept their secret by moving frequently and distancing themselves from friends and family. Eventually they had to settle in Oxford for the sake of their son’s educations, but even so, they did not keep close family friends. I have never read anything about how Thomas Chapman’s daughters viewed the matter. I’m almost positive that T.E. had no contact with them. 

The fireplace T.E. Lawrence’s room at Jesus College. He only lived on campus from April to June, 1908 and spent the rest of his college days living at home in his private bungalow built in the garden of the family home. The photographer noted that the rest of the room could not be photographed because students were still living there! Lucky students!

The fireplace T.E. Lawrence’s room at Jesus College. He only lived on campus from April to June, 1908 and spent the rest of his college days living at home in his private bungalow built in the garden of the family home. The photographer noted that the rest of the room could not be photographed because students were still living there! Lucky students!

He had Shelley’s trick of noiselessly vanishing and reappearing. We would be sitting, reading on my only sofa: I would look up and Lawrence was not only not in the room, he was not in the house, he was not in Jerusalem. He was in the train on his way to Egypt.
Ronald Storrs on T.E. Lawrence

In the early 1920s, Lawrence of Arabia took time off in Kerala at Trichur. The author digs up some interesting details of his visit.

Interesting article from January 2014, although it is not accurate and includes “a photograph of T.E. Lawrence, his mother and K. Govinda Menon (centre) in England” and it’s definitely not T.E. in the photograph.

Some grain of truth from this story was found and discussed here (it was his brother, not T.E. who befriended Govinda Menon): http://issuu.com/brighton-and-hove-independent/docs/138-april-25-2014/6