Eamonn Gearon

University of Oxford

Eamonn Gearon - University of Oxford

I am an author and historian, specialising in the Middle East from the dawn of Islam to the present day. My current research is looking at military intelligence in the Middle East during the First World War. My work also explores the influence of the Middle East on Britain over the past 1,400 years. I am a contributor to the Trusted Source project.

Inscribed books owned by Churchill on display at Chartwell, a National Trust property in Kent

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Lady Mary Pierrepont, Lady Mary Wortley-Montagu, after Jonathan Richardson the younger, after 1719

Who was Lady Mary Wortley Montagu?

Born in 1689, Lady Mary Wortley Montagu was an English aristocrat and lady of letters. More important than her literary achievements, however, she was responsible for the introduction of the smallpox inoculation to Britain and Western Europe.

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A statue of Winston and Clementine Churchill

Who was Clementine Churchill?

Born in 1885, Clementine Ogilvy Spencer-Churchill (née Hozier) was far more than just Winston’s wife. She was a keen promoter of social and humanitarian causes, often in defiance of Winston, including women’s rights.

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T. E. Lawrence, 'Lawrence of Arabia' (1885-1935) by Augustus John, RA

Who was T.E. Lawrence?

The man who would become known as Lawrence of Arabia was born Thomas Edward Lawrence in 1888. Lawrence was an archaeologist and historian, before working in the Middle East as an intelligence officer and liaison to forces participating in the Arab Revolt. He was later employed by Winston Churchill to help redraw the map of the modern Middle East.

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