Project Description

Lawrence of Arabia: Tortured Hero of Troubled Times

  • Monday 11 February 2019 at 16:30

  • Venue: Salon Varietés Theatre, Fuengirola
  • Lecturer: Dr Neil Faulkner

  • Members: No charge (included in Membership Fees)
    Non-Members: 10 Euro Pay at Door
  • Our Patron: Lola Heinen

We give warm thanks to our long standing Member Lola Heinen for her patronage of this lecture.

The lecturer will contrast the legend of Lawrence of Arabia with the true story of what happened in the famous desert war of 1916 to 1918. Is the legend a myth? Was Lawrence, as some claim, a liar and a charlatan? Or does the legend reflect reality? Was he, in fact, a brilliant military commander and a sincere advocate of the Arab national cause?  Sensational new archaeological evidence has led to a re-assessment both of Lawrence’s role and achievements.

About the Lecturer

Dr Neil Faulkner was educated at King’s College Cambridge and Institute of Archaeology UCL.  He works as lecturer, writer, archaeologist and occasional broadcaster. Research Fellow, University of Bristol. Editor, Military History Monthly. Director, Sedgeford Historical and Archaeological Research Project. Director, Great Arab Revolt Project. Author of The Decline and Fall of Roman Britain, Apocalypse, Hidden Treasure, Rome: Empire of the Eagles, and The Ancient Greek Olympics: a visitor’s guide. Author of forthcoming Lawrence of Arabia’s War. Major TV appearances include Channel 4’s Time Team, BBC2’s Timewatch, Channel Five’s Boudica Revealed and Sky Atlantic’s The British.