Little Book of Shropshire Campaign

From Monks to Monkeys

Medieval monks didn't spend all their time illuminating manuscripts, you know. The fictional Brother Cadfael of Shrewsbury Abbey fancied himself as something of a Sherlock Holmes, solving crimes between prayers. Funnily enough, Sherlock's inventor - Arthur Conan Doyle also lived in Shropshire, near the village of Shelvock. Perhaps the greatest 'detective story' of all, however, belongs to Shrewsbury lad Charles Darwin. His theory of evolution finally solved the mystery of why so many people look like monkeys.

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Charles Darwin and a Monkey

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