Richard Aldington, born Edward Godfree Aldington in 1892, was an English writer and poet. Best known for his World War I poetry, the 1929 novel Death of a Hero, and the controversy arising from his 1955 Lawrence of Arabia: A Biographical Inquiry. His 1946 biography Wellington, was awarded the James Tait Black Memorial Prize.
Death of a Hero
"Death of a Hero", published in 1929 was the authorâ€™s literary response to the war. He went on to publish several works of fiction. In 1942, having moved to the United States, he began to write biographies. This last work was very controversial, as it was highly critical of the man still regarded as a war hero.