Who was the real Professor Moriarty? Part 1

Professor Moriarty was based on a real man: Adam Worth. After being falsely reported as dead during the Civil War, Worth began a life of crime. When Worth moved to London he began his Moriarty phase, but his peculiar criminal quirks led to his near ruin.

Topics in this Podcast: sherlock holmes, Arthur conan doyle, Who was the real?, Crime, British history, 19th century, literary history