Posts tagged: Gertrude Bell

B is for Gertrude Bell

Gertrude Bell was one of the most remarkable women of this or any other age.  Archaeologist, linguist, writer, spy and the greatest woman mountaineer of her age, she was also the architect of the modern Iraq.

Gertrude Margaret Lowthian Bell was born into a wealthy family at Washington New Hall in what was then County Durham in north east England in 1868 and it was her family’s wealth that ensured her education and enabled her travels. Read more ›››