It’s time for another of our quizzes, and this month we are switching to a different format. You no longer have to enter your name, but simply have to scroll down through the questions and decide which answer […]Read Article
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The Whitechapel murders of Jack the Ripper led to a huge amount of press coverage all over the world, and readers, thousands of miles away from the epicentre of the crimes became fascinated by the district in which […]Read Article
Given the amount of press coverage of the East End of London – both before and after the increased newspaper coverage that resulted from form the Jack the Ripper murders – one could be forgiven that the people […]Read Article
The Jack the Ripper crimes could be said to have set a benchmark by which future murderers were judged. Indeed, for many years after the Whitechapel murders, homicides all over the world were being compared to them, and […]Read Article
London has always been a major draw to people from all over the country, and from all over the world. In the 19th century, people arrived in the Victorian metropolis for all manner of reasons, some of them […]Read Article
August, 1888, was the month when the people of the East End of London began to realise that something untoward was occurring in Whitechapel. That “something”, as we now know, with hindsight, was the start of the murders […]Read Article
Reading through the accounts of Victorian inquests that took place in Whitechapel, it quickly becomes apparent that life could prove difficult for any of the residents, irrespective of their class or station in life. Lloyd’s Weekly Newspaper, on […]Read Article
Although the Jack the Ripper murders are today about the only homicides of the periods to be remembered, there were many other such crimes during the twelve or so weeks over which the murders stretched. One murder, the […]Read Article
Today, I am joined by a very special guest former Murder Squad detective Roy Tyzack, who joined the Metropolitan Police Service in the early 1970s and was actually based in Whitechapel from 1975 until the early 1980s, when […]Read Article
In the wake of the murders of Mary Nichols and Annie Chapman, a fearful panic swept through the streets of Whitechapel and Spitalfields, and the district as a whole, quite literally, walked in fear. However, as the end […]Read Article