Year of the Ripper: The Walthamstow Mystery

Annie Mary French, a 22 year-old married woman, was alone at her home at 208 Boundary Road in Walthamstow, east London, when the errand boy arrived with a piece of paper. She looked at the note and replied simply: “Tell him yes”. The errand boy left and got on with… You must be a paid …

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 …