Monthly Archives: July 2012

Want to time travel and meet Jack the Ripper? It’s more of a thrill than visiting the Olympics.

A lot of people will be pouring into London this summer to see the Olympics. But I would rather have the thrill of time travel. I would rather walk in the footsteps of Jack the Ripper, see what he saw, … Continue reading

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Who was “the great London Minotaur”?

“…not even the great London Minotaur himself—that portentous incarnation of lust and wealth—fill us with such sorrow and shame….”W.T. Stead in the Pall Mall Gazette July 8, 1885 In his epoch making series of articles on the Victorian business of … Continue reading

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The most bizarre method of detection used to trace Jack the Ripper

So desperate were the police to track the mysterious killer known today as “Jack the Ripper,” they resorted to some unusual methods of detection. A letter to Sir Charles Warren, Commisioner of Police, was written by J.H. Ashforth of Nottingham … Continue reading

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