Police work is dangerous work. Of that, there is no doubt whatsoever. Those tasked with the job of ensuring the safety and the well-being of society as a whole never know what is going to happen when they […]Read Article
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Strange as it might seem to us, the slums of Victorian London were, to many visitors, a tourist attraction in their own right. Many people, visiting the 19th-century Metropolis, would not consider their trip complete unless they had […]Read Article
Francis Charles Hughes-Hallett (1838 -1903) was an officer with the Royal Artillery and the Member of Parliament for Rochester. His first wife, Catherine, died in 1875, and, in 1882, Hughes-Hallett married a middle-aged American heiress, Emilie Page von Schaumberg […]Read Article
At the height of the panic around the Whitechapel murders, all manner of weird and wonderful stories cropped up in the newspapers concerning the behaviour of individuals who found the allure of involving themselves with the case almost […]Read Article
By November, 1890, interest in the Whitechapel murders – and also in the perpetrator of the heinous crimes – showed no signs of abating. It is true to say that the sensationalism, that been so apparent in the […]Read Article
As November, 1888, progressed, the sensation of the Whitechapel murders had, so it seems, led to all manner of cranks, crackpots and practical jokers jumping on the bandwagon and trying to use the fear generated by the atrocities […]Read Article
In May, 1888, Samuel Smith, of the National Vigilance Society, stood up in Parliament to complain about the “immense increase of vile literature”, in particular, the works of Émile Zola (1840 – 1902), which, so Smith claimed, were […]Read Article
Following the murder of Mary Kelly – which took place in Dorset Street, Spitalfields, on 9th November, 1888, newspapers across the globe began pondering whether the London police force was up to the task of tracking and finding […]Read Article
It’s time for another Jack the Ripper Quiz. The November Victorian true crime quiz is designed to test your knowledge of the Whitechapel murders and of the history surrounding them. There are ten questions, which require you to […]Read Article
On 25th October, 1891, a prostitute by the name of Hedwig Nitsche was found murdered in the in a cellar room at number 10 Holzmarkstr, in the north quarter of the city of Berlin. The murder was a horrible […]Read Article