September 18th, 2008


The Holmeses Abroad

Setting: London, Paris, and St. Petersburg in 1870 AD. 

Searched: "British secret services," "history of British secret services," "grand tour," and variations

What reason might twenty-three-year-old Mycroft Holmes (whom we know to be working in some capacity for the British government) have to travel to Paris and St. Petersburg, and would it be conceivable for him to bring his sixteen-year-old brother Sherlock along?