In combing the newspaper records from the 19th century, you come across reports of crimes that are familiar as still being committed today, but which were carried out in circumstances that are not exactly recognisable to us today. […]Read Article
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By the last week of October 1888, it was becoming more than obvious that the police were not closer to catching the perpetrator of the Whitechapel murders than they were when the crimes began several months previously. One […]Read Article
By early October, 1888, the horror of what was happening in Whitechapel was causing terror, panic and excitement. Newspapers across the country were commenting on the murders, amongst them The Graphic, which, on Saturday the 6th of October, […]Read Article
With London reeling from the horrors of the murders of Mary Nichols and Annie Chapman, on Wednesday the 22nd of September, 1888, a murderous attack occurred on Borough High Street to the south of London Bridge, which, although […]Read Article
There is so much that could be said about Henry VIII. His marriages, the beheadings of several of his wives and others, his break with Rome, his Dissolution of the Monasteries, all of which could fill a video […]Read Article
By the summer of 1087, William the Conqueror, like so many gentlemen of a certain age, was trying desperately to come to terms with the onset of the dreaded middle age spread. He therefore retreated to his power […]Read Article
The major story being covered in the newspapers on Sunday the 9th of September 1888, was the murder of Annie Chapman, which had taken place the previous day. However, other crimes were happening throughout the country, including a […]Read Article
One of the first places we pass on our nightly tour of Jack the Ripper’s East End haunts is the White Hart, on Whitechapel High Street. On the exterior wall of the pub is a board which informs […]Read Article
It’s time for the September 2023 Jack the Ripper Quiz. If you are a seasoned quiz taker, then the chances are that you may not need any guidance on how the quiz works. In fact, and to be […]Read Article
On Saturday the 1st of September, 1888, newspapers across the country were giving a great deal of coverage to the most recent murder in Whitechapel, that had taken place in the early hours of August the 31st. There […]Read Article