One night did more than any other to establish the legend of ‘Jack the Ripper’. In the space of three-quarters of an hour in the early hours of September 30, 1888, two women were found lying on the ground with their throats cut. The first, Elizabeth Stride, in Whitechapel, and… You must be a paid […]
It was Saturday, 26 May 1888, and William Pierrepoint had not paid his rent for six weeks. His landlady Sophia Moon had been sympathetic at first – he had lost his job as a wheelwright and had a wife and two children to look after – but he now owed… You must be a paid […]
Robert and Susannah Barrell had been happily married for 22 years. They ran the Bancroft Arms Tavern together at 1 Moody Street, Mile End, and lived there with their four children. On Sunday July 1 they went to bed in good spirits. The next morning at a quarter-to-nine the eldest… You must be a paid […]
The name of Dr Crippen still resonates more than a century after the murder of his wife Cora and his flight from justice in 1910 became an international sensation.
Ruth Ellis was a 28-year-old mother-of-two when she became the last woman to be executed in the UK. She was hanged at Holloway Prison in north London – despite protests, petitions and a crowd of 500 people chanting outside – on 13 July 1955. Her death sentence, and the outcry… You must be a paid […]