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Lawrence of Arabia & Sovereigns

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T.E. Lawrence, aka Lawrence of Arabia, was a British scholar, writer and soldier who mobilised the Arab Revolt against the Ottoman Empire during World War I and wrote about his wartime exploits in The Seven Pillars of Wisdom (1926). Gold sovereigns were used by Lawrence to sway Arab tribes to join the Allied fight and as a bounty for Arabs who returned any downed Allied airmen to safety.

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Portrait of T. E. Lawrence by Augustus John, 1919. Tate Modern, London.

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First World War propaganda poster featuring the sovereign, July 1915.

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Very nice writeup and pictures. 

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