The Case of the Missing Crown Jewels

Sir Artur Vicars was a distinguished genealogist as well as Ulster King of Arms and Chief Herald of Ireland. He was also a second cousin to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle the creator of Sherlock Holmes. In a case worthy of the great Holmes Vicars was in charge of the security for the Irish Crown Jewels. In July of 1907 King Edward VII was on a state visit to Ireland and Vicars had to retrieve the Crown Jewels from a safe in Dublin Castle. When one of his assistants opened the safe the jewels were gone. The case was never solved but Vicars was made the scapegoat and forced to resign. Too bad Conan Doyle did notĀ give Holmes the case to solve!

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