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Revealed: the secret marriage of Lawrence of Arabia, the lonely romantic
Lawrence of Arabia had a secret female love who taught him Arabic in Lebanon | Daily Mail Online
Jacki Lyden. Pencil sketch of T. There have been many references to the fabled Lawrence of Arabia in the press lately -- "Wolfowitz of Arabia" was a recent New York Times headline, in reference to Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz' role in determining the future of Iraq and nation-building in the Middle East. Even President George W. Bush was recently depicted on one magazine cover wearing Lawrence's Arab headdress. Thomas Edward Lawrence was the dashing, romanticized British officer credited with leading the Arab revolt against the Turks during World War I -- a feat depicted in the epic film Lawrence of Arabia. But his true story and legacy is still a subject of debate among historians -- everything from his sexuality, to his Arab style of dress, to whether he ever really reached the Syrian capital of Damascus at all.
In , year-old Sarah Lawrence arrived at the opulent Irish estate of Sir Thomas Chapman to begin work as a governess for his four daughters. The Victorian aristocrat and his domestic servant began an affair, and she secretly gave birth to their illegitimate son in When the scandal was discovered, Chapman left his wife and moved to Britain with his new love. Although the couple never wed, they adopted the last name Lawrence and pretended to be man and wife. Lawrence remained self-conscious about his height, which may have been caused by a childhood case of the mumps.
By Harley Tamplin For Mailonline. First World War hero Lawrence of Arabia had a secret love for the woman who taught him Arabic and was not gay as has been speculated, a new book has claimed. But I have shown that he loved an Arab woman and she loved him. He explained that Lawrence had a dislike of being touched, so their relationship could have been 'spiritual'. After meeting Farida in Lebanon to speak about her relationship with Lawrence, Mr Benson-Gyles received a 'confessional' letter from her where she revealed more.