Thursday 22 February 2018
When he was just little Larry of Oxford! Lawrence of Arabia's nine-bedroom Victorian childhood home goes on the market for £3million
An eight-year-old T.E Lawrence moved with his family to 2 Polstead Road in 1896, which would become his home throughout his childhood. A bungalow was built in the back garden for the teenage Lawrence, which was the place the future archaeologist and military officer spent some of his time. The blue plaque to commemorate that T.E. Lawrence lived at the property in Oxford. London’s famous blue plaques link the people of the past with the buildings of the present. It is run by English Heritage, the London blue plaques scheme was started in 1866 and is thought to be the oldest of its kind in the world. Lawrence called the property his home between 1896 and 1921. It is where he spent the final year before he left to travel the Middle East, where he picked up the nicknamed 'Lawrence of Arabia'. In 1918, after returning from war, Lawrence was elected a Fellow Of All Souls College. The diplomat and writer gained international fame as the 'Uncrowned King of Arabia' after uniting Arab tribes against the Turks during the First World War.
House with massive shark sticking out of roof given listed building status despite owner’s objections
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