This site will feature Bible-based articles some days, silly posts and quotes at least twice a week and facts about Jack the Ripper-to begin with.

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Jack The Ripper Fact-Fridays

I realize this is not Friday but bear with me while we get ready to move. I apologize for this post being a day late, anyway.
Ripper suspect, Prince Albert Victor was the grandson of Queen Victoria. A few rumors surround his involvement in the murders but casebook.org says that he did not become a suspect until 1962 when a book called Jack The Ripper: A to Z, was published.
According to one of my research books, Jack The Ripper: The Casebook, by Richard Jones, he contracted “syphilis of the brain” and went insane, consequently going on a rampage of the East End. His experience as a deer hunter would have given him the medical knowledge he needed; however, no hard evidence exists to support this or any theory that he was The Ripper.

Jack The Ripper Fact-Fridays

One of the questions that was never answered, in the death of Mary Kelly, was why the door to her room was closed and locked because the Ripper would not normally take time to do that.

Jack The Ripper Fact-Fridays

The East End was not just famous for the Ripper murders. In June of 1887, a Jewish man, Israel Lipski, had poisoned a fellow Jew by the name of Miriam Angel, by pouring nitric acid down her throat. He was hanged but much anti-Semitism resulted toward the Jews in the area. By 1888, the term, “Lipski”, was used to insult someone of Jewish descent.

Jack the Ripper fact-Fridays

“Of the 456,877  people who lived in the East End, a quarter of a million had Whitechapel as their home, and at any one time 15,000 of it’s residents were classed as homeless.  Disease, hunger, neglect and even violence would claim the lives of one in four children before they reached the age of five.” (more…)

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