The Gateshead Ripper?

Most people will have heard of “Jack the Ripper“, the person responsible for the gruesome murders in Whitechapel, London, during the autumn of 1888. But did you know that for a short period of time, a man from County Durham was suspected by the Police of being the Ripper? Looking back at newspapers of the […]

The Whitechapel Murders of 1888

The Whitechapel murders of 1888 sent a shiver down the spine of late Victorian England. What would become a series of murders, never to be solved despite one of the biggest investigations in history, still generates arguments and theories 131 years later. Victorian Whitechapel was a district of extreme poverty in the capital city of […]

Deep in the archive

Today I spent most of the morning with my head in the British Newspaper Archvie . It is a fantastic resource for anyone interested in the history of the United Kingdom. The reason why I say that is we are used to hearing all about the history of large cities such as London on the […]