My history hero: Gertrude Bell (1868–1926)

Few descriptions do her justice. She has been called the female Lawrence of Arabia, but she was arguably more inspirational, multi-faceted and respected than even he, Kate Silverton tells York Membery...

Gertrude Bell. (Photo by © Hulton-Deutsch Collection/CORBIS/Corbis via Getty Images)

This article was first published in the November 2017 issue of BBC History Magazine.

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