Although the murders of Martha Tabram and Mary Nichols had shocked society at large, and a certain amount of sympathy was expressed concerning the lifestyles of the victims in the aftermath of their murders, it was with the […]Read Article
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The St James’s Gazette, in an article that was published on Tuesday, 9th October, 1888, highlighted the problems posed to the overworked London police by the number of compulsive confessers who were, at the time, feeling the need […]Read Article
It really is remarkable how many times, and in how many different contexts, the name of Jack the Ripper turned up in court cases around the country from October 1888, onwards. Numerous people, who were arrested for being […]Read Article
It’s October, the month when the nights start to draw in and, with the approach of Halloween, the streets of London become that little it spookier. But, our Jack the Ripper Quiz true crime is fearless, and so […]Read Article
By early October, 1888, the fact that the police had failed to catch the murderer who was now becoming universally known as “Jack the Ripper”, led to an enormous amount of hostility being directed towards them in the […]Read Article
For us today, separated as we are by the passage of 130 years from the awful events of the autumn of 1888, it is difficult to comprehend the sheer horror that gripped the minds of the general public, […]Read Article
It is somewhat surprising, as you plough through the newspapers of the 1880’s and the 1890’s, to find just how often Jack the Ripper was linked to crimes – many of which bore none of his hallmarks. Indeed, as […]Read Article
On Wednesday the 2nd of October, 1889, Mrs Margaret Smith was attacked when she went out to use the communal ashpit, which was situated at the back of her dwelling in Brechin Road, Arbroath, in Scotland. An ashpit was […]Read Article
Despite the fact that, by October, 1889, almost a year had passed since the Whitechapel fiend had held the East End of London in a grip of terror and panic, Jack the Ripper was still cropping up in […]Read Article
On Sunday 30th September, 1888, Elizabeth Stride and Catherine Eddowes were murdered in Berner Street, Whitechapel and Mitre Square, in the City of London respectively, and the people of the East End faced up to the fact that, […]Read Article