A point that I have made consistently in my blogs on the Jack the Ripper case is that, today, we tend to take the murders out of the context of the era and area in which they occurred. […]Read Article
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Although the actual Jack the Ripper murders took place over a relatively short period of time – some might say as short as between August 31st 1888 to 9th November 1888, whilst others might attribute a longer reign […]Read Article
In early October 1888, the inquest into the death of Jack the Ripper victim Catherine Eddowes got underway in a room above the City of London mortuary in Golden Lane. Catherine had been murdered on the 30th of […]Read Article
Ask many people today to conjure up a mental image of Jack the Ripper, and, the chances are, in many of those images he will be holding a leather bag. Indeed, it is safe to say that, largely […]Read Article
If, as is generally believed, but is no way certain, Mary Kelly, who was murdered on 9th November 1888, was the last of Jack the Ripper’s victims, then the murders had finished by mid-November 1888. But that knowledge […]Read Article
Are you ready for our fourth fiendish quiz of 2017? Can you believe that the year is now a quarter over? Time marches on, but our Jack the Ripper monthly challenge is a fixed point in an ever […]Read Article
Spare a thought for William Trounce. To be specific, spare a thought for Police Constable William Trounce of the Metropolitan Police’s “A” Division. He was, to all intent and purposes, a conscientious officer, who held the utmost respect […]Read Article
As London recovered from the events of Bloody Sunday, the newspapers began reacting to what had happened in the West End in the afternoon and early evening of Sunday 13th November 1887. On Monday 14th October 1887, the […]Read Article
It is noticeable how the Jack the Ripper murders succeeded in attracting a great deal of attention to the horrific social conditions that had been allowed to develop, almost unchecked, in certain parts of the East End of […]Read Article
No matter what you think about the Victorians, one thing that most certainly cannot be denied is that they were problem solvers to whom obstacles, such as the Channel, were merely hurdles to be overcome. In October 1890 […]Read Article