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The weather was not that great but we decided to head out the Clouds Hill the small and very modest cottage of T. E Lawrence- Lawrence of Arabia.

Lawrence rented the cottage in 1923 while stationed at Bovington Camp with the Tank Corps and finally purchased it in 1925. He said of Clouds Hill 'I've a hut in a wood near camp wherein I spend my spare evenings'. At the time it was an isolated cottage and very austere. He lived there, when not on base, until 1935 when tragically a few weeks after leaving the RAF he was killed in a motorcycle accident close to the cottage. The cottage was given to the National Trust by his brother and is now a museum dedicated to Lawrence.

There was an interesting exhibition on the life of Lawrence. He was a very complex but solitary person. The austere rooms, left as if he had just walked out, reflect his complex personality and close links with the Middle East.



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