22/10/2019 : The Young Lawrence Arabia James Henderson

The Young Lawrence of Arabia - with James Henderson

CityLondon
CountyLondon (GB085)
Date22/10/2019
Hours18:30
CategoriaEvents
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London (GB085)
Tel 2019-10-22
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The Young Lawrence Arabia James Henderson

Travel writer and endurance sportsman James Henderson has just returned from cycling 1000 miles in France in the trail of the young TE Lawrence. In 1906 and 1907 the young Lawrence of Arabia cycled a similar distance around Brittany, Normandy and the Loire Valley visiting medieval castles and abbeys to take photographs and write notes that would eventually contribute to his university thesis.                                                                  T E Lawrence taking part in the Tour de France In this talk James will tell the story of is his own cycle journey, comparing his experience with that of Lawrence a century ago. James will quote Lawrence’s letters and show his rarely seen photographs, and explain how the young man’s developing sense of adventure and capacity for endurance eventually enabled him to inspire the Arab Uprising in World War 1.

About the speaker: James Henderson is an award-winning travel writer and contributes to many of the major publications in the British National press. He writes regularly for the Financial Times and contributes to the Sunday Telegraph, The Times, The Independent, Harpers and Queen, travelintelligence.com and many other newspapers and magazines.  James Henderson, one of Britain’s most respected travel writers, runs a website devoted to endurance and adventure, 

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