Jack the Ripper

Jack the Ripper

The Forgotten Victims

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Experts agree that Jack the Ripper murdered five London women, but how many others did he slaughter in Britain or across the seas?

The number of women murdered and mutilated by Jack the Ripper is impossible to know, although most researchers now agree on five individuals. These five canonical cases have been examined at length in Ripper literature, but other contemporary murders and attacks bearing strong resemblance to the gruesome Ripper slayings have received scant attention. These unsolved cases are the focus of this intriguing book.

The volume devotes separate chapters to a dozen female victims who were attacked during the years of Jack the Ripper's murder spree. Their terrible stories--a few survived to bear witness, but most died of their wounds--illuminate key aspects of the Ripper case and the period: the gangs of London's Whitechapel district, Victorian prostitutes, the public panic inspired by the crimes and fueled by journalists, medical practices of the day, police procedures and competency, and the probable existence of other serial killers. The book also considers crimes initially attributed to Jack the Ripper in other parts of Britain and the world, notably New York, Jamaica, and Nicaragua. In a final chapter, the drive to find the identity of the Ripper is examined, looking at contemporary and later suspects as well as several important theories, revealing the lengths to which some have gone to claim success in identifying Jack the Ripper.
Published: New Haven :, Yale University Press,, [2013]
ISBN: 9780300117202
0300117205
Branch Call Number: 364.1523 BEG
Characteristics: 301 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates ;,24 cm
Additional Contributors: Bennett, John 1968-- Author

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CurlyWhirly
Sep 30, 2017

Don't waste your time.

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donkeyhote
Sep 30, 2017

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle wrote a Sherlock Holmes story about the killing of those 3 whores, and as an insider he must have known the political background of the case. The killings were not "Just" crazy acts, they were part of an important political intrigue. No wonder the Scotland Yard kept a secret the real person who did the disembowelment with surgical precision. Even a movie was made from Sir Doyle's story, and there He said that Holmes caught some agents in the act of torturing a woman, and there Holmes says in the movie: "I warn you that, if anything happens to the child, I will unveil you." Now, the real purpose of the killings was to extort the secret of the hiding place of a newborn Royal Prince, whose mother was a Catholic woman, whose name was Crooks. The real background of the case was the fact that a Protestant Royal Prince, at the time of Queen Victoria, fell in love with a Catholic woman and married her secretly. Now, at the time the rulers, by law, were exclusively Protestants in England, and a half-blood prince would have been very embarrassing among them. The mother wanted to hide her child by putting him into the charge of 3 whores, but the agents of the time discovered what happened. Only the hiding place was unknown, even the mother did not know it. So that secret place had to be extorted from the women, and there comes in our man, the Ripper, who was a Physician associated with the Power - according to Sir Doyle the torturers were not alone, but, anyway, the Ripper worked with surgical precision and he may have acted alone, but the fact that he knew the identity of the whores proves that some Yard agents did that research for him. Another clue, which should not be ignored, was the ritualistic way of opening the belly, pulling out and placing the bowels in a very special way on the shoulder of the victim. This shows maniac insanity and this method is specific to a certain occult sect. Other clue was the writing "Juve" on the wall beside the murder - this is also specific to that sect, and it means: "unworthy person." Overall, the person of the perpetrator was known by the Scotland Yard, but they kept it a secret for 100 yrs, bec. of his high connections and the delicacy of that political case, where a "half-blood prince" had to be made to disappear from view (the public did not even know of his existence.) And the Catholic mother was placed into a lunatic asylum for life. All these I know from earlier sources, only lately do books appear, which try to give a new, false angle to the case, probably by omitting many facts and details and by using forged "evidence."

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