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

Ripper suspect-Prince Albert Victor, grandson of Queen Victoria, has an alibi for several of the murder dates. Casebook.org shows that he was not in town on these dates:
August 31-Polly Nichols is murdered. Prince Albert was staying with Viscount Downe at Danby Lodge in Yorkshire from August 29-September 7.

September 8-Annie Chapman is murdered. Prince Albert was at the Calvary Barracks in York from September 7-10.

September 30-Elizabeth Stride and Catherine Eddowes are murdered. Prince Albert was in Abergeldie, Scotland from September 27-30. Queen Victoria happened to provide evidence when she recorded in her journal that she had lunch with him on September 30.

November 1-Prince Albert arrives in London from York.

November 9-Mary Kelly is murdered. Prince Albert was in Sandringham from November 2-12.

Jack The Ripper Fact-Fridays

Prince Albert Victor, grandson of Queen Victoria, and Ripper suspect, was rumored to have been mentally retarded, partially as he was growing up. It is also said he was a “slow” child because he needed a tutor while he attended Cambridge.
None of these rumors have been proven but because of them, he was ridiculed, sort of like Michael Jackson was, when he was living.

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.

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