Queen of the Desert
Queen of the Desert chronicles Gertrude Bell's life. A traveler, author, archaeologist, explorer, cartographer and political attaché for the British empire in the early 20th century. At the British Embassy in Tehran, Gertrude falls in love with secretary Henry Cadogan. After a tragic end to their romance, she decides to travel through the desert hoping to explore unknown places and meet those who populate this untouched part of the world. Among many interesting people, her journey allows her to meet the Welsh village of Tremadog's most famous person: T.E. Lawrence, the man that came to be known as Lawrence of Arabia. As a woman of the higher class, she carried herself easily in all worlds and in all meetings, and did much to increase the empire's knowledge of the Middle East, although this filmization may perhaps be a bit free with actual events.