16 07, 2015

Two Unexplained Murders

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To this day, the Jack the Ripper murders continue to be one of, if not the most mysterious case in history. This is largely because there is no certain motive, and the identity of the killer has remained concealed since the murders took place. The canonical five victims are by no means the only ones [...]

5 07, 2015

Killers from the Victorian Era

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The Victorian era, at times, was a ghastly one. Their obsession with death and less than pleasant tendencies weren’t the only things to worry about if you were living in this era though, as there were also many infamous killers at the time. Below we have highlighted just three. Richard Dadd Before his killings, Richard [...]

30 06, 2015

Jack the Ripper: An Air of Mystery

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The Jack the Ripper case has gone down in history, as has the murderer’s reputation as one of the most notorious serial killers to date. Today, the legacy lives on, with Jack the Ripper walks and various media covering the story, leaving out no gritty and gruesome details along the way. The Ripper’s tale is [...]

26 06, 2015

East End Living Conditions in 1888

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We are all familiar with the tale of Jack the Ripper, but many are unaware of how poor the living conditions in the East End actually were at this time. Though, of course, the Autumn of Terror has made its mark in history, are the killings as much of an anomaly as they appear? After [...]

12 06, 2015

Jack the Ripper: The Doss Houses of East London

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The report of the Metropolitan Police Chief Commissioner recorded exactly 1000 registered common lodging houses in London in 1889, providing accommodation for 31,651 people. These were mostly in the East End. The main streets of the East End, such as Commercial Street and Whitechapel High Street, were extremely busy and profitable, with many middle-class businesses [...]

27 05, 2015

Jack the Ripper 1888: Chief Inspector Donald Sutherland Swanson

By |May 27th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

When asked who the man in charge of the Jack the Ripper investigation was, many people will reply with Abberline. Whilst Abberline was certainly dealing with on-the-ground enquiries, his investigations were being overseen and directed by senior officers at Scotland Yard. For much of the autumn of terror, this man was Chief Inspector (CID), Donald [...]

15 05, 2015

Jack the Ripper 1888: George Lusk

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George Lusk was the son of a solicitor’s clerk, born in 1839. In 1863, he married Susannah Price in Stepney and together had seven children. Residing in a property Susannah had inherited, Lusk started a business as a builder, painter, and decorator, his specialty being music hall restorations. During the 1881 census, he was described [...]

4 05, 2015

Jack the Ripper DVD

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In January 2011, the UK television station, Five, aired a two-part Jack the Ripper documentary that is believed by many experts on the case to be on the list of the greatest ever produced. Titled ‘Jack the Ripper: The Definitive History’, it was made by Bullseye Lantern Productions and is agreed to be one of [...]

29 04, 2015

Alice McKenzie: The Conclusion

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Following on from www.thejacktheripperwalk.com's first instalment of Alice McKenzie’s mysterious case, let’s find out how she died and researchers’ take on who the killer was. The main cause of death was ruled as being from the severance of an artery. Other injuries included various bruises on the chest and abdomen, a cut on the abdomen, [...]

20 04, 2015

The Non-Canonical Victims: Part 4

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Alice McKenzie Introduction Alice McKenzie, also known as “Clay Pipe Alice”, is said to have been born around the time of 1849. Not much of her early life is known, but she is believed to have stayed in Peterborough, for the most part. Though based on rumour and claims, her father may have been a [...]