SYMHC Classics: Gertrude Bell, The Uncrowned Queen of Iraq


English archaeologist and traveller Gertrude Margaret Lowthian Bell (1868 - 1926), circa 1900. Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images

This classic revisits an episode from Sarah and Deblina, talking about Gertrude Bell, 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?

You can find the original episode here: https://www.missedinhistory.com/podcasts/gertrude-bell-the-uncrowned-queen-of-iraq.htm