In the October and November of 1888, as the Whitechapel murders gained momentum, and increased in ferocity, newspapers began commenting on whether anything like this murder spree had ever been seen in London before. To that end, several […]Read Article
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On Saturday 3rd of March, 1888, James White murdered his wife, Margaret, at their hovel in Chelsea. At his subsequent trial his age was given as “about 65”, and hers as “about 67.” They had been married for […]Read Article
In August 1891, a man by the name of Percy Greathead, found himself in court when, after having been drinking heavily for two weeks, he decided to head to the East End in the early hours of the […]Read Article
It is often remarked how the Whitechapel murder generated a great deal of press coverage as journalists the World over spotted the opportunities afforded by the unknown miscreant, stalking the streets of East London, to increase sales of […]Read Article
Although it is generally believed that there were no murders in the Jack the Ripper cycle throughout the whole of October 1888, the fear that the murderer might, at any moment, strike again was never far from peoples […]Read Article
One of the aspects of the Jack the Ripper murders that tends to get overlooked in the ceaseless search for the perpetrator of the crimes, is the fact that social commentators and reformers, philanthropists, clergymen, politicians, newspaper editors […]Read Article
An event that often gets cited to account for the unpopularity of the Metropolitan Police in general, and Sir Charles Warren in particular, around the time of the Jack the Ripper murders is Bloody Sunday, which occurred on […]Read Article
A large percentage of murders of children by their parents that came before the courts in the late 19th century tended to consist of mother’s being charged with having murdered their newborn, and unwanted, babies – crimes that […]Read Article
Annie Chapman, the second of the so-called “canonical five” victims of Jack the Ripper, was murdered on the morning of the 8th of September 1888. Her body was discovered at 6am in the backyard of number 29 Hanbury […]Read Article
It’s that time of the month when we ask you to knuckle down and put your knowledge of the Jack the Ripper murders to the test. Yes, ladies and gentlemen – IT’S QUIZ TIME! GETTING STARTED If you […]Read Article