Horace Thorogood (1891 – 1963), was a journalist who covered several well known criminal and historically interesting cases, most notably the trial of Dr. Hawley Harvey Crippen and the Siege of Sidney Street. He also worked with cartoonist […]Read Article
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Impersonating Jack the Ripper appears to have become a popular pastime for certain people – in particular young men, and, specifically, drunk young men – as the Whitechapel atrocities raged in the East End of London throughout the […]Read Article
A rich source of information about the police force that attempted to keep law and order in the Victorian metropolis is the number of memoirs that retired detectives wrote in which they spoke about their rise through the […]Read Article
What would you do if you met Jack the Ripper? I only ask because, at the same time as the Whitechapel murderer was terrorising the people and the streets in the East End of London, people all over […]Read Article
On the 17th of July 1889, the people of the East End were waking up to news that, after an absence of many months, it appeared that Jack the Ripper had returned to the streets of the East […]Read Article
Welcome to the July 2017 Jack the Ripper quiz. If you are an old hand at our quizzes then you will, no doubt, be familiar with how they operate; in which case simply scroll to the bottom of […]Read Article
On the morning of Sunday 30th September, 1888, London awoke to the news that, after an absence of several weeks, the Whitechapel Murderer had returned to the streets of the East End and had killed two women in […]Read Article
On April 24th 1886, The Graphic featured a detailed four page report that dealt with the conditions and the lives of the poor and the unemployed of London, and in particular of those who dwelt in Spitalfields and Whitechapel. […]Read Article
There can be no doubt that, throughout the 19th century, press and public interest in the plight of the poor of London began to increase dramatically. Journalists began seeing the benefit to sales of bringing to their readers […]Read Article
Every so often, in the 19th century, and prior to the onset of the Jack the Ripper murders, newspapers published articles that provided their readers with an insight into the lives of the inhabitants who dwelt in the […]Read Article