Gertrude Bell: The Uncrowned Queen of Iraq

The archaeologist and explorer Gertrude Bell Hulton Deutsch / Corbis via Getty Images

Gertrude Bell was the first woman to graduate with a First in Modern History from Oxford. Instead of marrying young, she went to Persia. Inspired, she traveled across the Middle East on numerous exploratory treks. But would it last in a time of war?

Topics in this Podcast: Asian history, Middle Eastern history, Gertrude Bell, Iraq history, biographies, women, 20th century, 19th century