The “Bloody Sunday” unrest of 13th November, 1887, was, arguably, one of the most shameful occurrences during the tenure of Sir Charles Warren as the Chief Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police. Many newspapers were united in their condemnation […]Read Article
Our blog features articles that cover a wide range of subjects concerning many aspects of the Jack the Ripper case and about the streets and history of the East End of London.
You can read the latest articles on the Jack the Ripper crimes, watch videos and also get suggestions for other things to do in London.
We publish a new blog every other day, so be sure to check back regularly for the most recent articles.
The people of East London were certainly not short of entertainment to help them while away their leisure time in the late 19th century. From the penny gaffs to theatres such as The Pavillion, on Whitechapel Road, from […]Read Article
During early October, 1888, the Whitechapel murderer had acquired two important things which have remained an intricate part of his persona ever since. The first, of course, was the name “Jack the Ripper.” This was the chilling signature […]Read Article
There can be little doubt that the citizens of Victorian Whitechapel were a rough and ready lot – or, at least, a large majority of them were. Life was tough, poverty was rife, and violence was commonplace. Yet, […]Read Article
It’s time for another Jack the Ripper Quiz. Your challenge, should you choose to accept it, is to answer ten questions on the history of the Whitechapel murders, and, more importantly, to see how many of them you […]Read Article
In April, 1889, the newspapers were up in arms (quite literally) at the news that a prisoner in the East End of London had died in police custody whilst being “frog marched” to the police station. The “frog’s […]Read Article
Some of the most stinging criticism of the Victorian Metropolitan Police was to be found in the pages of The Pall Mall Gazette. Indeed, throughout the late 1880’s and the 1890’s, this newspaper subjected the London police force […]Read Article
Clementina Black (1853 – 1922) was a Victorian writer, feminist and devoted trade unionist, who worked tirelessly for women’s rights at work and for women’s suffrage. One of the causes she championed throughout the mid-1890’s was the plight […]Read Article
One East End thoroughfare that cropped up time and time again in the newspaper reporting on the Jack the Ripper murders was Whitechapel Road. This major artery, that led, and still leads, away from the City of London […]Read Article
We are so used to reading about London policemen when it comes to studying the history of the Jack the Ripper case. We read about constables discovering the bodies of the victims; we read about officers patrolling the […]Read Article