Although the Common Lodging Houses of East London were a source of comment long before the autumn of 1888, the fact that almost all of Jack the Ripper’s victims had spent their final days and years inhabiting them […]Read Article
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On the 11th September 1888, the East End, and London as a whole, was reeling in shock at what was being seen as the fourth atrocity in the series known as the Whitechapel Murders, which had taken place […]Read Article
Today we take photography for granted. It’s all so easy. We can raise our mobile phones, click, and instantly share images of our surroundings, our companions, our families, or even ourselves. In fact, some might argue that narcissism […]Read Article
Another murder that took place in London during the year of the Jack the Ripper atrocities was that of a three month old baby, who was murdered by his father Clarence Henry Longman. As with the many cases […]Read Article
In the wake of the Jack the Ripper atrocities in Berner Street and Mitre Square – the murders of Elizabeth Stride and Catherine Eddowes – The Illustrated London News, on October 13th 1888, published an article which began with […]Read Article
Sir Charles Warren had been the Metropolitan Police Commissioner during the period when the panic and press sensationalism over the Jack the Ripper murders had reached a zenith. However, he had resigned his position in November 1888, and […]Read Article
It is generally assumed that the victims of Jack the Ripper were murdered because they picked up a client in the course of their activities as prostitutes, took him to a secluded location; and, before they could do […]Read Article
On the 10th of September 1889, Police Constable Pennett found the torso of a woman – which was missing the head and legs,and which was covered over by part of an old chemise – under a railway arch […]Read Article
It is interesting to note how, for many years after 1888, newspapers the world over were still publishing stories on new finds about the Jack the Ripper case, and many of these articles featured accounts of characters who, […]Read Article
By September, 1889, the excitement and panic that had been generated by the Jack the Ripper murders of the previous year had, to a large extent, begun to subside. It had been briefly re-ignited with the murder of […]Read Article