One of the most intriguing things about studying the Jack the Ripper case in the Victorian newspapers comes from discovering articles that provide an insight into daily life in the district where the Whitechapel murders occurred, and then […]Read Article
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One of the more bizarre aspects of the Jack the Ripper case is the suggestion that, in the case of at least one of the victims, the police photograph the victim’s eyes of the victim in the hope […]Read Article
One of the great tragedies to befall the people of the East End was, just how easy it was to go from managing to scrape by to being totally destitute and finding yourself on the streets. This was, […]Read Article
By the 1880’s a vast system of sewers had been created beneath the streets of London and were doing sterling work disposing of the waste from the citizens of the huge Victorian metropolis. People became fascinated by the […]Read Article
For many years, prior to the onslaught of the Jack the Ripper murders, the district of Whitechapel had become the focus of attention for the Victorian social reformers. The fact that the district had some of the worst […]Read Article
It is all too tempting to judge the Victorian Metropolitan Police as incompetent as a result of their inability to catch Jack the Ripper. To do so, however, is both unfair and inaccurate. Yes, the police did make […]Read Article
Well, the year is passing by with great speed. Before we know it, the New Year will be upon us. However, that still means we have two more Jack the Ripper Quizzes to go, so here is our […]Read Article
Today, it is almost impossible for us to imagine what life was like for the destitute poor of Victorian Britain. As is evidenced by the tragic lives of the majority of the victims of Jack the Ripper, the […]Read Article
Following the discovery of the murder of Mary Kelly, on 9th November, 1888, the beleaguered officers of the Metropolitan Police were rocked by news that their Commissioner, Sir Charles Warren, had resigned his position. It is sometimes stated […]Read Article
With the murder of Mary Kelly, which took place in Dorset Street, Spitalfields, on the 9th of November, 1888, the newspapers began expounding all manner of theories as to who the murderer might be, and what, if any, […]Read Article