The woman that history erased

Meet the remarkable woman who helped shape the modern Middle East
Gertrude Bell, on horseback, seventh from the left (between Winston Churchill and T.E.Lawrence), at the 
Cairo Conference, 1921. © Gertrude Bell Archive, Newcastle University.
Gertrude Bell, on horseback, seventh from the left (between Winston Churchill and T.E.Lawrence), at the Cairo Conference, 1921. © Gertrude Bell Archive, Newcastle University.
Gertrude Bell, 1921, © Gertrude Bell Archive, Newcastle University.
Gertrude Bell, 1921, © Gertrude Bell Archive, Newcastle University.
The writings of Gertrude Bell, over a photograph taken by Bell, © Gertrude Bell Archives, Newcastle University.
The writings of Gertrude Bell, over a photograph taken by Bell, © Gertrude Bell Archives, Newcastle University.
Women in Cairo with water jugs at the Nile, circa 1900.
Women in Cairo with water jugs at the Nile, circa 1900.
The sunset over Constantinople
The sunset over Constantinople
Hookah smokers in Constantinople, circa 1900.
Hookah smokers in Constantinople, circa 1900.
Gertrude Bell in Baalbek, 1900. © Gertrude Bell Archive, Newcastle University.
Newcastle University
Gertrude Bell in Baalbek, 1900. © Gertrude Bell Archive, Newcastle University.
 Right: British soldiers atop the Babylon Lion in Babylon,
Right: British soldiers atop the Babylon Lion in Babylon,
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Jeremy Lawrence