How well do you know the Jack the Ripper case? It’s a question we ask month after month as we launch our quiz on the case that has fascinated people for 130 years. TAKE THE QUIZ 2018 is, […]Read Article
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Not so long ago, on our Facebook page, I posted a photograph of a lady and asked if people could name her, and say how she was connected to the Jack the Ripper case. If you didn’t happen […]Read Article
By September, 1889, the name “Jack the Ripper” had, most certainly, caught the public imagination, despite the fact that the police were no nearer to catching the perpetrator of the atrocities than they had been the previous autumn. […]Read Article
On August 31st, 1889, a year had passed since the murder of Mary Nichols, in Buck’s Row, Whitechapel, albeit the newspapers were still dedicating print to the antics of “Jack the Ripper.” However, another debate was raging in […]Read Article
Being a police officer in London has always entailed a certain amount of danger, and, for the Victorian Metropolitan Police Constables, the hazards they faced meant that they could find themselves exposed to danger at any moment as […]Read Article
Following the “night of the double murder” – the 30th of September, 1888 – criticism of the evident inability of the Metropolitan Police to catch Jack the Ripper increased dramatically. Several newspapers placed the blame for the police […]Read Article
Whitechapel, throughout the latter half of the 19th century, had a dreadful reputation for villainy; and it wasn’t just the crimes of Jack the Ripper that imbued it with such a reputation for lawlessness that the very mention […]Read Article
On the 26th of May, 1901, the murder of Annie Austin took place in a common lodging house in Dorset Street, the same street in which the murder of Mary Kelly had taken place, on the 9th November, […]Read Article
The crime of “garroting”, whereby a gang of ruffians would seize a victim by the throat and then rob them of as many of their possessions as they could easily escape with, was just one of the many […]Read Article
The summer of 1888 saw some alarming weather conditions, not just in London but across the whole of the country. Heavy rain and gale force winds swept across England, causing widespread flooding, as well as terrible damage to […]Read Article