One of the important aspects in studying the Jack the Ripper case is to not take them in isolation. Indeed, to really understand the Whitechapel murders, and the impact they had on the district in which they occurred, […]Read Article
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In the wake of the night of the double murder, the idea that the murderer – who, by this time was becoming universally referred to under the pseudonym of “Jack the Ripper” – carried a black bag had, […]Read Article
In 1939, William Stewart’s book on the mystery of the Whitechapel murders was published, and the newspapers began reviewing it. Thee book was a ground breaking tome in that Stewart, who was an artist by profession, included models […]Read Article
Murders were being compared to the Whitechapel murders long beyond 1888, the year in which the murders actually occurred. Indeed, for many decades, and well into the 20th century, newspapers were still drawing comparisons between gruesome murders and […]Read Article
One of the intriguing aspects of the Jack the Ripper case is the number of disguises that various people employed in their endeavours to catch the killer. From fairly early on in the investigation police officers in plain […]Read Article
Whilst scouring through the Victorian newspapers for suitable stories about the Whitechapel murders and the Jack the Ripper crimes, I came across the following article, which appeared in The Linlithgowshire Gazette on Saturday the 10th of September 1898:- […]Read Article
The one certainty about Jack the Ripper is that nothing is certain, of that we can be certain! The truth is that, since we don’t have the faintest idea who Jack the Ripper was, then we really know […]Read Article
The summer of 1888 was a total wash out. and by the August if that year people were beginning to wonder if they would actually get to see any semblance of summer. The Edinburgh Evening News, on Thursday, […]Read Article
Whitechapel could be a violent place in the 19th century. All manner of crimes took place there, and some of them were as brutal as those perpetrated by the murderer who would come to be known as Jack […]Read Article
Poverty was endemic in the Victorian East End of London. In fact, it was endemic all across London. If there was one thing that the Jack the Ripper murders did, it was attract press attention to the plight […]Read Article