One day in November 1958, the distinguished historian Hugh Trevor-Roper won a curious letter. It was once an enchantment for assist, written on behalf of a scholar at Magdalen Faculty, with the not likely declare that he was once being persecuted by means of the Bishop of Oxford. Interest piqued, Trevor-Roper agreed to a gathering. It was once to be his first stumble upon with Robert Parkin Peters: plagiarist, bigamist, fraudulent priest and imposter extraordinaire.

The Professor and the Parson lines the bizarre profession of one in all Britain’s so much eccentric criminals. Encouraged no longer by means of cash however by means of a need for status, Peters’ lied, stole and cheated his method to instructional positions and spiritual posts from Cambridge to New York, Singapore and South Africa. Steadily deported, and much more Steadily found out, his path of destruction integrated seven marriages (3 of that have been bigamous), an research by means of the FBI and a disastrous look on Mastermind.

Based on Trevor-Roper’s personal specified ‘report on Peters’, The Professor and the Parson is a witty and captivating account of eccentricity, abnormal narcissism and a lifestyles as wild and not likely as any in fiction.