Secrets of the Royal Detective - The first Victorian & Edwardian bodyguard
By Don Hale
Published: July 14, 2011.
During the reign of Queen Victoria, the monarchy received numerous threats and attacks by terrorists and foreign agitators. This story is about the first Royal Bodyguard - who was my great grandfather James Wood, a former soldier, and detective superintendent of police in Manchester, England. James had expert knowledge of firearms and explosives and was appointed to protect visiting Royalty & VIPs