Every so often, whilst reading newspaper accounts from the 19th century, you come across a “character” whom the Victorian press seem to have taken to heart and whose antics were, therefore, reported in newspapers the length and breadth […]Read Article
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Good heavens, it’s September already. It seems like only seconds ago that we were ushering in the New Year and 2016 was all ahead of us. Now there are a mere three months left in the year and […]Read Article
Study the plight of the Victorian poor throughout the latter years of the 19th century and the spectre of the workhouse often looms large over newspaper accounts and official reports on their everyday struggles for survival. There are […]Read Article
As is evidenced from the number of press reports in our blogs, many other murders took place in the East End of London during the latter half of the 19th century besides the Jack the Ripper atrocities. Indeed, […]Read Article
In a previous article I covered the story of the various waxworks that, even whilst the Whitechapel murders were bringing terror and panic to London, were thrilling visitors with crude depictions of the crime scenes and the victims. […]Read Article
One of the major problems that the Victorians had to face up to in the latter half of the 19th century was to provide sufficient housing for London’s ever increasing population. The districts of Spitalfields and Whitechapel were […]Read Article
A disturbing article from The Maidstone Telegraph in its edition dated Saturday 30th June 1866, demonstrates that murder in Whitechapel, even long before the Jack the Ripper murders occurred, took many forms and had many different types of […]Read Article
Since the founding of the force by Sir Robert Peel in 1829, the Metropolitan Police underwent several changes in the style of their uniform throughout the 19th century. As far as Robert Peel was concerned, it was imperative […]Read Article
On the 8th September 1888, the people of the East End were waking to the news that the person responsible for the murders of Martha Tabram and Mary Nichols had struck again. His victim this time was Annie […]Read Article
Our previous blog told the gruesome story of the murders of John Levy and Annie Gale, which took place in Turner Street, Whitechapel on the 4th April 1896. William Seaman was subsequently found guilty of the murders and, […]Read Article