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Lawrence of Arabia’s House, Polstead Road, Oxford.

Lawrence of Arabia’s House.

Lawrence of Arabia's House: Former home of T E Lawrence.

Former home of T E Lawrence.

Blue plaques on buildings have their uses! Otherwise, I would not have known this used to be Lawrence of Arabia’s House. I spotted this whilst out walking this evening.

It is a very large, semi-detached house in Polstead Road, Oxford. In fact, it was the family home that he lived in with his parents, from 1896-1921.

His Father, Sir Thomas, had left his wife and set up home with Sarah Junner, a governess. Although they called themselves Mr & Mrs Lawrence, they were not married. They had 5 sons together, moving here after having moved around a number of different places.

He went on to study in Oxford, gaining a First in History. He was subsequently elected to a 7-year research fellowship at All Souls College.

Photograph Details:

  • Taken: 8 Oct 2017
  • Camera: Olympus OM-D E-M10 MkIIA
  • Lens: Olympus 14-42mm 1:3.5-5.6
  • Focal Length 14mm
  • F/4
  • 1/40 Sec
  • ISO 800

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