Let me ask you a question. Suppose that you are/were a lawyer – and if you are a lawyer please ignore the “suppose” instruction – and the police had done something that they didn’t actually do – but […]Read Article
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By the 25th September, 1888, the mood in Whitechapel and Spitalfields has begun to relax somewhat, with regards the series of murders that had taken place in the district over the previous few months. Today, we are familiar […]Read Article
The Whitechapel murders most certainly awakened people to the horrors of the living conditions in the east End slums – and it was being widely observed that, unless these conditions were tackled, head on, society as a whole […]Read Article
In 1712 a tax was introduced which came to be referred to as “a tax on knowledge.” The tax in question was, in fact a tax on newspapers, and it would prove extremely unpopular, particular amongst the radical […]Read Article
At the time when the Jack the Ripper murders were occurring in Whitechapel, photography and printing were very rudimentary; and, as a consequence, the newspapers were unable to produce actual photographs of the murder scenes themselves. THE MILLER’S […]Read Article
Even before the Jack the Ripper murders began the Metropolitan Police in general, and their Commissioner, Sir Charles Warren, in particular, were coming under constant attack from several of the daily newspapers. One problem that was being highlighted […]Read Article
Welcome to the September Jack the Ripper quiz. By the 15th of September, 1888, at least three, possibly four, murders were believed to have been carried out by the Whitechapel murderer, and the area was in the grip […]Read Article
By Thursday September 13th, 1888, a reasonable amount of order had returned to the streets of Spitalfields and Whitechapel, and the newspapers, although reporting extensively on the inquests into the deaths of Mary Nichols and Annie Chapman, were […]Read Article
The major story that was being covered in the newspapers on Wednesday the 12th of September, 1888, was that John Piser, the man suspected of being the notorious local character. “Leather Apron”, had been released from police custody. […]Read Article
On Tuesday 11th September, 1888, the newspapers were divided as to whether the increased criticism of the police that had been apparent since the discovery of the murder of Annie Chapman, on the 8th September, 1888, was justified. […]Read Article