History of England

Which murderer terrorised part of London in 1888?

Answer

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08/07/2008

The identity of the murderer is not known, and he is nicknamed Jack the Ripper. The murders were all in Whitechapel, Stepney in the East End of London. Five, or possibly six women - thought to be prostitutes - were the victims. They were known as the Whitechapel Murders. The novellist Patricia Cornwell claims to prove Jack was one Walter Sickert.