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A well trodden path

My writing now moves on to the George Edalji case. As my title above suggests, this subject has been well covered but obviously I cannot omit it.


Edalji was imprisoned in 1903 for three years of a seven year sentence on the charge of maiming and killing horses, cattle and sheep in Staffordshire. The case was largely based on highly suspect, circumstantial evidence with more than a hint of racism. Upon his early release in 1906 he approached Conan Doyle to help him clear his name. ACD's efforts assisted in Edalji's eventual pardon but he was never compensated.

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