Desert Queen: The Extraordinary Life of Gertrude Bell, Adventurer, Adviser to Kings, Ally of Lawrence of Arabia - Part 2: The Khatun, Chapters 21, 22, 23 and 24 Summary & Analysis

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Part 2: The Khatun, Chapters 21, 22, 23 and 24 Summary and Analysis

The British government instructs General Allenby of the British forces to appoint Faisal, the son of the Sharif Hussein, as the new ruler of Syria. Faisal will rule with Arab governors and an Arab administration but he will rule under French supervision. This news sets up ripples of discord among those who think the British should retain rule, the most influential of these is the Naqib of Baghdad, the religious leader of the Sunnis, who shares his discontent with Gertrude.

Gertrude travels to Paris in March 1919 to take part in the Paris Peace Conference where the leaders of the world's major powers are convening. Gertrude formally meets Faisal and spends much time exploring Paris with Lawrence. Gertrude takes a long-needed rest at home in England for a few months before leaving again for...

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