One thing that tends to get overlooked in written accounts of the Jack the Ripper murders, is the effect that the crimes had on those whose names were suddenly thrust into the media spotlight by the sudden notoriety […]Read Article
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As the end of September, 1888, approached, the fact that the police had not caught the murderer who, within a few short weeks would become known as “Jack the Ripper”, led to a great deal of speculation in […]Read Article
One of the things that all the victims of Jack the Ripper shared in common was the fact that, in almost all their cases – Mary Kelly being the exception – they lodged in the common lodging houses […]Read Article
Following the murder of Annie Chapman, which took place in the backyard of number 29 Hanbury Street, Spitalfields, on the 8th of September, 1888, police activity was stepped up in the neighbourhood with a view to bringing the […]Read Article
It seems that, throughout November, 1888, the Jack the Ripper letter writers were extremely busy composing missives that were then sent to those in the public eye, and which, so they claimed, had been written by the perpetrator […]Read Article
In May, 1892, The Pall Mall Gazette published two articles, written by a lady reporter, who had spent the night in the Salvation Army Shelter on Hanbury Street in Spitalfields. The concluding instalment appeared on Tuesday May 3rd, 1892:- […]Read Article
The second Jack the Ripper murder, that of Annie Chapman, took place in Hanbury Street, Spitalfields, on the 8th of September, 1888. There was a great deal of sympathy in the press over the plight of poor Annie, […]Read Article
On Monday the 14th of March, 1892, The Pall Mall Gazette published an article by a female journalist who had recently spent the night in a casual ward in order to enlighten readers as to the plight of […]Read Article
On Monday the 12th of November, the people of London were coming to terms with the fact that yet another murder in the Whitechapel series had been carried out by the killer who was now becoming, almost universally, […]Read Article
On the morning of the 10th of November, 1888, the people of England were rapidly becoming aware that, on the previous day, another murder had taken place in the East End of London. This time the crime had […]Read Article