Lawrence of Arabia and the Romanov sisters

Scott Anderson discusses the famed adventurer Lawrence of Arabia, while Helen Rappaport speaks to us about the tragic daughters of Tsar Nicholas II


Scott Anderson, the latest biographer of TE Lawrence (better known as Lawrence of Arabia) describes his subject’s eventful life and considers whether Lawrence’s vision might have created a more stable Middle East. Meanwhile, we’re joined by Helen Rappaport, author of a new book on the private lives of the four daughters of Nicholas II of Russia, who would eventually all be murdered by the Bolsheviks.