Today we have it relatively easy. After all, we only have to contend with a list of a few hundred Jack the Ripper suspects the cases against whom, no matter how bizarre they might seem to the sane and […]Read Article
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The Metropolitan Police Force came into being on the 29th September, 1830, thanks to the efforts and perseverance of the then Home Secretary, Sir Robert Peel. Within a year of its formation, however, this new force suffered the type […]Read Article
In November, 1888, following many months of wrangling and disagreements with the Home Secretary, Henry Matthews; Sir Charles Warren, the Metropolitan Police Commissioner, resigned from his post. Contrary to what is often stated, the reason for his resignation […]Read Article
Well, the first month of 2018 has simply whizzed by, and it’s time for the second Jack the Ripper quiz of the year. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to answer, to the best of […]Read Article
Sir Edmund Yeamans Walcott Henderson (1821 – 1896) was the Metropolitan Police Commissioner from 1869 to 1886. On his appointment to the post, he instantly won over the rank and file officers of the force by abolishing many of […]Read Article
The Miss Cass case of 1887, and the subsequent trial of the police officer who had arrested her on suspicion of soliciting for purposes of prostitution on Regent Street, on the evening of the 28th of June 1887, had […]Read Article
There can be little doubt that the Metropolitan Police Commissioner, Sir Charles Warren, began 1888, the year of the Jack the Ripper murders, with an awful lot on his plate! The ramifications of “Bloody Sunday” – November 13th, […]Read Article
One of the establishments that crop up time and time again as you research the social history of Victorian London and the plight of the poor in the Metropolis around the time of the Jack the Ripper murders, […]Read Article
Although the officers of the Victorian Metropolitan Police Force were expected to adhere to the highest standards of behaviour every so often a police constable appears in the newspapers of the age for having succumbed to temptation; and, in so […]Read Article
A question I get asked time and time again in the interviews that I give on the Whitechapel murders is, why is interest in the Jack the Ripper case still so prevalent? It is an intriguing question. If […]Read Article