The gang problem in Victorian England was, by early August, 1888, considered by many commentators to be completely out of hand. Police across the country were, so it seems, struggling to bring the members of the gangs that […]Read Article
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Imagine if you had been your average reasonably affluent Victorian man or woman who, having gone out to enjoy a few Saturday night libations – or on any day of the week for that matter – and that […]Read Article
Yes, it’s time for another quiz. How many of the 10 questions on the Whitechapel Jack the Ripper murders can you answer correctly? The questions require you to either choose from a multi-choice list of four answers, or […]Read Article
At the end of June, 1899, a lady “of foreign nationality” found herself hauled up before the magistrate at the South-West London Police Court, charged with a terrible offence. What had she done? Had she murdered her husband? […]Read Article
In February, 1882, Esther Pay was committed for trial for the murder of the little girl Georgina Ann Moore, which had taken place on or around the 20th of December, 1881. On Saturday, 22nd April, 1882 a grand […]Read Article
On December, 20th, 1881, seven-year-old Georgina Ann Moore went missing as she made her way to school in Pimlico in West London. Despite huge efforts by the police, no trace of her could be found, until, at the […]Read Article
The Suffolk and Essex Free Press, on Wednesday, 25th June, 1884, published the following story, which demonstrated the risks taken by the constable on the beat who patrolled the streets of the Victorian Metropolis by night:- A POLICEMAN […]Read Article
In June, 1909, twenty-one years after the Whitechapel murders had terrorised the streets of the East End of London, news broke that a similar series of fo crimes had occurred in Liverpool. The Dundee Evening Telegraph took up […]Read Article
By June, 1889, the general fear of Jack the Ripper that had been evident all over the country throughout the previous autumn had subsided, and the crimes themselves had become a source of curiosity with many sections of […]Read Article
In June 1890, James Monro resigned as Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, and Sir Edward Bradford (1836 – 1911) was appointed as Commissioner in his place. Bradford’s is not a name that tends to be associated with the […]Read Article