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Life of Sir Arthur Conan DoyleSir Arthur Conan Doyle a British physician who later devoted his life to writinghas become one of the most popular and widespread authors and creators of all timeDoyles early childhood years to his later years in life have allowed him to observe manysophisticated yet adventurous paths in which have inspired him greatly to become aninfluence on spiritualistic views as an author and crusader His interests andachievements in medicine politics and spiritualism have allowed him to create theiridescent master detective of fiction Sherlock Holmes His creation of Sherlock Holmesin his mystery novels has brought him fame amongst many people even so SherlockHolmes may be one of the most popular and recognized characters of English Literature On May 22nd 1859 Arthur Conan Doyle was born at Picardy Place inEdinburgh Scotland His father Charles was an architect-clerk at the GovernmentOffice of Works in Edinburgh where he married Mary Foley in1855 Arthur had threesisters and one brother with quite a large family occasionally times got hard as moneygrew scarce fortunately his father sold paintings on the side to earn extra money Jaffe3When Arthur Doyle was seven years old he was sent to school and for two yearshe was toughened by the schoolmaster and his punishments of lacerations Pearson 2The schoolmaster wasnt the only thing that toughened him he was also used to getting inquarrels with other children and became quite a fighter especially if he saw a bullypicking on someone smaller and weaker Pearson 3 Along with his ruggedcharacteristics young Arthur loved to read He found himself caught up in books ofaction and adventure his favorite one being Scalp Hunters by Mayne Reid which he readnumerous times Arthur was also somewhat interested in poetry and he showed it bylearning Macaulays Lay of Horatius by heart At the age of nine Arthur went to Hodderthe preparatory school for Stonyhurst College which also was located in EdinburghJaffe 8 On a journey to Preston in Lancashire he
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