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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was more than just an author He was a knight a soldier a spiritualist a whaler a doctor a journalist and most of all he was adventurous He was not the quiet type of person so he enjoyed expressing himself Arthur Conan Doyle was born on the 22nd of May 1859 in Picardy Place Edinburgh The second child of Charles Altamont and Mary Foley he was thought t have been named after the legendary medieval king Arthur of the Round Table Doyle was also named after his granduncle Michael Edward Conan He was a descendant of the Irish and was of the Roman Catholic religion Doyle had a grandfather John Doyle He was political cartoonist who financially supported the family1 Doyle had a pretty rough home life because his father was an alcoholic As he grew up Doyle had to take more of the responsibilities around the house into his own hands because his father was either too sick or drunk to fulfill his daily work at home Doyles mother Mary Foley was a homemaker who took care of her son Arthur and his brothers and sisters and also worked and cleaned the house everyday2 Doyles early education started when he was about seven years old His mother spent lots of time reading with him and tutoring him because this is what she thought he needed to become a cultured gentleman When Doyle was ten years old he left home and went to the Jesuit Preparatory school named Hodder House This was a boarding school for young boys Arthur hated this school Doyle once stated that Hodder House was a little more pleasant than being confined in a prison While attending Hodder House he studied chemistry poetry geometry arithmetic and grammar After his experiences at Jesuit Preparatory school he left and applied for Stonyhurst Academy Doyle was accepted for enrollment into Stonyhurst and remained there for about five more years While
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