I've always been interested in T.E. Lawrence, especially in relation to the Brough Superiors he owned. He had seven in all, and had actually ordered his eighth when he died. Lawrence named each bike 'Boa George' with a consecutive number. He died on 'Boa George VII' exactly 74 years ago this month. Boa is short for 'Boanerges', or 'sons of thunder'.
George Brough repaired the lightly damaged 'Boa George VII' himself after the fatal accident.