On April 3rd, 1892, The St Paul Sunday Globe, published the following article, which demonstrates how the Jack the Ripper crimes, of 1888, had so captured the imagination of people the world over, that many criminals, murderers and otherwise, were […]Read Article
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By mid-November, 1888, the Jack the Ripper murders had, most certainly, attracted the attention of people all over the world. The fear and panic, that had marked the early stages of the atrocities, had all but given way […]Read Article
In February, 1908, several American newspapers published an article on life in the East End of London, which had been written by leading temperance campaigner Lady Henry Somerset (1851-1921). The article painted a vivid picture of the living conditions […]Read Article
The London police came in for a huge amount of criticism for their inability to solve the Whitechapel murders mystery and bring jack the Ripper tour justice. From early September, 1888, the detectives on the case ere subjected […]Read Article
Throughout the autumn of 1888, many men decided to become amateur detectives and headed for the streets of the East End of London to join the hunt for Jack the Ripper. The police had mixed feelings about these […]Read Article
On September 10th, 1889, a woman’s torso was discovered under a railway arch in Pinchin Street in Whitechapel. Given that this was the area in which the murders of 1888 had caused so much consternation the previous year, […]Read Article
In the 1880’s, encouraged by numerous newspaper articles and books, for which the authors had donned the garb of the poverty-stricken slum-dwellers and tramps and reported back on their experiences amongst the East End, a fad grew up […]Read Article
Despite its reputation for vice and violence, not to mention the endemic poverty that was to be found within its boundaries, Whitechapel was a must-see destination on the itineraries of many Americans who visited Victorian London. One American […]Read Article
Autumn is upon us, the year is racing to an end. But, worry not, we still have a few more quizzes to test your knowledge of the Jack the Ripper case before we bid a fond farewell to […]Read Article
Frederick Charrington (1850 – 1936) was the son and heir of a partner in one of London’s largest breweries, the Charrington Brewery. In his late teens, he underwent a conversion and became an evangelical Christian, and then astonished […]Read Article