Year of the Ripper: Clarence Longman Jnr

On 11 October 1889, a young soldier in the 29th Steel Battery of the Royal Artillery at Newbridge Barracks in Ireland made a sudden confession. “I wish to give myself up,” Private Edwin Shuttleworth told his sergeant-major.  ‘What for?’, came the reply. Shuttleworth was in already in trouble for leaving… You must be a paid […]

Year of the Ripper: Elizabeth Bartlett

Fifty-six-year-old Elizabeth Bartlett was known in her neighbourhood on the Isle of Dogs in east London as a hard working and industrious woman who ran a shop selling cakes and milk. By contrast, her husband Levi Bartlett had earned a reputation for eccentric and sometimes violent behaviour that deteriorated even… You must be a paid […]