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Was Jerome Caminada the ‘Real Sherlock Holmes’?

Ever since Sherlock Holmes first became popular as the super-sleuth creation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, theories have been proposed about who may have been the real-life inspiration for the now iconic detective. In her new biography The Real Sherlock Holmes, author Angela Buckley sheds light on a figure known a ‘Manchester’s Sherlock Holmes,’ a Manchester police detective named Jerome Caminada. Over the years, a popular theory has been that Doyle’s inspiration came from his professor at the University of Edinburgh Medical School, Dr. Joseph Bell. Doyle, in fact, stated that Bell was an inspiration for the Holmes character. Bell, however, was a...


An Anglo-Saxon Royal Village at Rendlesham?

Though Rendlesham may be well known as “Britain’s Roswell” for the 1980 Rendlesham Forest UFO incident, it is now making news for the discovery of something that has been there for centuries. Writing in the early 8th century, the Venerable Bede mentioned a village, describing it as “the king’s country-seat of Rendlesham.” After the 1939 discovery of an undisturbed Anglo-Saxon burial ship only 4 miles from Rendlesham, most became convinced that it was the burial site of 7th century Anglo-Saxon King Rædwald. Rendlesham was believed to be the site of his royal hall, but no proof had been found to...