1888

1888

London Murders in the Year of the Ripper

eBook - 2012
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The other, forgotten, murders of that infamous year, including a mutilated corpse at Scotland Yard, deadly assault, and infanticidesIn 1888 Jack the Ripper made the headlines with a series of horrific murders that remain unsolved to this day. But most killers are not shadowy figures stalking the streets with a lust for blood. Many are ordinary citizens driven to the ultimate crime by circumstance, a fit of anger or a desire for revenge. Their crimes, overshadowed by the few, sensational cases, are ignored, forgotten, or written off. This book examines all the known murders in London in 1888 to build a picture of society. Who were the victims? How did they live, and how did they die? Why did a husband batter his wife to death after she failed to get him a cup of tea? How many died under the wheels of a horse-driven cab? Just how dangerous was London in 1888?
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : The History Press, [2012]
ISBN: 9780752489742
Branch Call Number: 364.1523 St
Description: 1 online resource (272 pages)
Additional Contributors: Freading (Firm)

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