By early October, 1888, many theories and suggestions were in circulation as to the best means by which the perpetrator of the Whitechapel atrocities could be hunted down and brought to justice. It was still a bone of […]Read Article
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The Jack the Ripper crimes generated an awful lot of moralising in newspapers all over the land. There was, needless to say, universal condemnation of the perpetrator of the atrocities. But the fact that his victims were prostitutes […]Read Article
It is difficult for us today to get a genuine feel for the excitement that the Whitechapel murders caused, not just in the district where the atrocities were occurring, but throughout the country as a whole. It is […]Read Article
One of the oddities about the Whitechapel murders, or, should I say, one of the oddities as far as I am concerned, is the way in which, by mid-Otober, 1888, the perpetrator of the atrocities had become a […]Read Article
Although Jack the Ripper was only a threat to a very small number of people in a relatively small area of a small part of London, the murders had an impact on society far beyond the confines of […]Read Article
On Monday the 1st of July, 1889, The London Evening Standard carried a story that showed that violence in the family was not just confined to the families of the poor, as can seem to be the case […]Read Article
You really do have to take your hat off to the bravery of the Victorian police. And, let me also say that that in no way is meant to disparage the bravery of the police today. No matter […]Read Article
Bankruptcy was a common occurrence in Victorian Britain, probably as common as it is today, so, in fact, little has changed. The South Wales Daily Echo, in its edition of Thursday, 8th August, 1889, published details of the […]Read Article
The final name to appear on the Whitechapel murders file is that of Frances Coles, who was found with her throat cut by Constable Ernest Thompson, in Swallow Gardens on Friday, 13th February, 1891. As with the previous […]Read Article
Welcome to the July 2022 Jack the Ripper quiz. Our quizzes are designed to serve two purposes. Firstly, and, some would say, most importantly, they are intended to test your knowledge of the history of the Whitechapel murders. […]Read Article