The Victims – A Summary

Today we are trialling a new way of bringing you information on the Jack the Ripper murders – whiteboard videos.

The first video in our series is  intended as a quick overview of the five “canonical” victims – Mary Nichols, Annie Chapman, Elizabeth Stride, Catherine Eddowes and Mary Kelly.


The information provided in the video is just a summary of the victim names, the date of the murders and the locations of each of the crimes.

As such it is a basic crammer, intended as a brief introduction for those coming new to the case who, it is hoped, will use it as a primer with which to launch their studies.

It will, hopefully, also prove useful fro those who are going to be joining us on our nightly tour, who are coming to the case with no prior knowledge.



As mentioned previously, the video is a chronological summary of the five victims of Jack the Ripper, as opposed to an overview of the entire Whitechapel Murders spree.

Thus it includes,

Mary Nichols, murdered on August 31st 1888, in Buck’s Row, Whitechapel.

Annie Chapman, murdered on September 8th 1888, in the back yard of 29 Hanbury Street, in Spitalfields.

Elizabeth Stride, murdered on 30th September 1888 in  Dutfield’s Yard, off Berner Street in Whitechapel.

Catherine Eddowes, murdered on 30th September 1888 in Mitre Square in the City of London.

Mary Kelly, murdered on the 9th November 1888 in Miller’s Court, off Dorset Street, Spitalfields.


The soundtrack that accompanies the video is entitled “Approaching Danger” and was composed by Alexander Khaskin.