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Monday Mystery-Mary Ann (Polly Nichols)-Jack the Ripper Part I

Background

In the mid-19th century, Britain experienced an influx of Irish immigrants, who swelled the populations of the major cities, including the East End of London. 3,540 more words

Thinking Out Loud

The Rum Harlots

Stars, hide your fires; Let not light see my black and dark desires.

— Macbeth: Act 1, Scene 4

High-society Londoners slept undisturbed the morning of November 9, 1888, huddling underneath the blankets protecting them from the oncoming harsh winter winds outside, snoring unaware while outside, city workers donned their coats and swept the city clean.

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Jack the Ripper

In 1888, the Whitechapel district of the City of London was terrorized by a series of brutal murders of women. In this impoverished area of the city, prostitutes were particularly vulnerable. 287 more words

Forensic Art History

THE JOURNEY CONTINUES

Well, the last Open Day in our Maesglas premises has been and gone and we are still waiting for news from the council as to where we will now be housed for the foreseeable future. 414 more words

Medieval Ship

TRIVIA TRAIL # 21: JACK THE RIPPER

Question: Who was Jack the Ripper’s first victim?
Answer: Mary Ann Nichols, who was killed August 31st, 1888 in the East End of London (Buck’s Row, Whitechapel). 86 more words

HISTORY HAPPENINGS

This Day in the Secret History: August 31, 2014

SECRET HISTORY: Originally, secret histories were designed as non-fictional, revealing or claiming to reveal the truth behind the “spin”: one such example is the… 670 more words

Conspiracies

From Hell: Yours truly, Jack The Ripper

At the end of August 1888, the district of Whitechapel in the impoverished east end of London was plunged into terror when a series of killings were perpetrated by a man that would forever be known as Jack The Ripper.  2,764 more words