On Tuesday, 24th April 1877, The Sussex Advertiser treated its readers to an idea of the sort of delights they could expect to view if they were to pay a visit to the Metropolitan Police’s Black Museum at […]Read Article
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By the end of September, 1888, speculation was rife in the newspapers as to who the murderer might be, what sort of person could have carried out such horrific crimes, and why the police had had no success […]Read Article
A question that I often ask on my tour, and on our Facebook page is – If we could find out who it was that wrote the Dear Boss Jack the Ripper letter, would we at last know […]Read Article
Although the Jack the Ripper murders were, most certainly, dominating the newspaper headlines in October and November, 1888, it did not mean that other violent crimes were not taking place in London. The Morning Post carried the following […]Read Article
On Saturday, 19th May, 1888, just a few months before the onset of the Jack the Ripper murders, Robert Bright, apparently without any provocation whatsoever, attempted to murder his wife, Maria. Lloyd’s Weekly Newspaper gave a summary of […]Read Article
Murderous attacks and murder itself were both extremely common in the East End of London around the time of the Jack the Ripper crimes. The Manchester Evening News broke the news of one such case on Saturday 18th […]Read Article
On Saturday, 17th October, 1908, 18 year old Esther Praager was found murdered at the house in which she was lodging, in Bernard Street, Bloomsbury, in London. The Aberdeen Press and Journal gave details of the murder in […]Read Article
On Wednesday, 14th October, 1868, forty-five year old James Howe either jumped or fell beneath a train at Edgware Road Station, and he later died from the injuries that he received. At the subsequent inquest into his death […]Read Article
Although the murders of Elizabeth Stride and Catherine Eddowes, and the appearance of the Jack the Ripper letter dominated the newspapers throughout the first two weeks of October, 1888, other murders also occurred throughout the country, some of […]Read Article
It is amazing how ubiquitous the name of Jack the Ripper became, and remained, in the years proceeding the Whitechapel murders of 1888. Indeed, for many years after the notorious East End murder spree, many individuals who looked […]Read Article