Jack The Ripper – Where Did He Come From?

It is almost certain that, had it not been for the chilling signature on a letter that was sent to the head of a London news agency at the end of September 1888, then the unknown miscreant responsible for the Whitechapel Murder would now be little more than a distant memory.

Today we’ve got a little film that looks at the phenomenon of the Jack the Ripper letters a and reveals how a single letter helped turn five sordid East End murders into an international phenomenon.

Hope you enjoy it.

Be sure to keep returning to our website over the next few months as we’ll be posting more videos and more information to mark the 125th anniversary of the Whitechapel Murders and the creation of the name Jack the Ripper.