Jack the Ripper's victims were NOT prostitutes and were killed in their sleep


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Jack the Ripper's victims were not prostitutes but mainly homeless women, a new book has claimed.

Historian Hallie Rubenhold has found evidence to suggest four of the five women murdered by the unidentified serial killer were slain as they slept in the street.

She points to coroner notes from the time that point out that all the women were stabbed to death while lying down, with minimal struggle and no noise.

Dr Rubenhold argues that 'sexist' attitudes of policemen at the time and researchers in the 130 years since have led to inaccurate beliefs about the victims.

Jack the Ripper's victims were NOT prostitutes but homeless women killed in their sleep, claims new book


Hallie Rubenhold has found evidence to suggest the women died in their sleep

Historian points to inquest reports showing they were lying down when killed

Four women were found in the street with no money, pointing to rough sleeping

She claims researchers have failed to question Victorian narratives about them

By Alexander Robertson For Mailonline
19 February 2019

Jack the Ripper's victims were not prostitutes but mainly homeless women, a new book has claimed.

Historian Hallie Rubenhold has found evidence to suggest four of the five women murdered by the unidentified serial killer were slain as they slept in the street.

She points to coroner notes from the time that point out that all the women were stabbed to death while lying down, with minimal struggle and no noise.

Dr Rubenhold argues that 'sexist' attitudes of policemen at the time and researchers in the 130 years since have led to inaccurate beliefs about the victims.

Her new book The Five claims to be the first full-length biography ever written about the women, revealing the untold stories of their lives before they were killed.


Jack the Ripper's victims were not prostitutes but mainly homeless women, a sensational new book has claimed


Only Mary Jane Kelly was a prostitute at the time, she claims, while there is no suggestion former sex worker Elizabeth Stride was soliciting on the night she died.

Meanwhile, the other three victims - Mary Ann Nichols, Annie Chapman and Catherine Eddowes - had working-class jobs as servants and laundry maids.

The Ripper killed his victims in Whitechapel, east London, between September and November 1888, but his identity has never been discovered.

Dr Rubenhold points out that many women slept rough in the notoriously deprived district, and that police often 'conflated female homelessness with prostitution'.

Each morning, 70,000 people in the city woke up having no idea where they would lay their heads that night.

In Whitechapel alone, there were 233 vermin-infested 'doss-houses' where you could sleep if you could find 4d.

Four of the five women were found in the street with no money, pointing to rough-sleeping rather than soliciting, she added.

Mary Jane Kelly, the Ripper's final victim, was the only one discovered in her bed, having worked as a high-class sex worker in Westminster.


Dr Rubenhold's new book The Five claims to be the first full-length biography ever written about the women, revealing the untold stories of their lives before they were killed


Dr Rubenhold told the Telegraph: 'There is so much more evidence to suggest they were killed in their sleep than that they were working as prostitutes, but the narrative has always gone with the latter view.

'People are always surprised when I remind them that most of the victims were in their 40s.
'Their sexual capital was extremely reduced so they would have found it difficult to 'turn tricks'.

'They were depicted in the sensationalist Victorian media as struggling, but there was no evidence of any struggle.'

Polly, Annie, Elizabeth, Kate, and Mary Jane died at the ages of 43, 47, 45, 46 and 25 respectively.

The first of the victims, Mary Nichols, was found dead on the afternoon of August 31, 1888, in a gateway in Buck's Row, Whitechapel. She had been disemboweled.

The mutilated corpse of Annie Chapman was found in the backyard of number 29 Hanbury Street at 6am, just over a week later on September 8.

Elizabeth Stride was found dead on September 30, in Dutfield's Yard, off Berner Street.

It is believed the Ripper may have been interrupted while cutting her throat, as the rest of her body was untouched.

Later the same day the body of Catherine Eddowes was found in Mitre Square in the City of London, with her uterus and kidney removed and her cheeks slashed.

Mary Kelly, who was Jack the Ripper's final known victim, was found in her room in Miller's Court, off Dorset Street, on November 9.

Despite contemporary beliefs, none of the women came from Whitechapel: they were from Holborn, Knightsbridge, Gothenburg, Wolverhampton and Wales.

Victorian police suspected the Ripper was a butcher but they were never able to track him down.

Last year, a book claimed that an apparent 'confession' found beneath the floorboards of a Liverpool cotton merchant's bedroom was authentic.

The memoir includes the line: 'I give my name that all know of me, so history do tell, what love can do to a gentleman born. Yours Truly, Jack The Ripper.'

But critics questioned how the book, purportedly belonging to businessman James Maybrick, came to be found and whether the claims were genuine.

The Five was released on February 28 (Doubleday 16.99, 352pp)


Their stories finally told: Five things you didn't know about The Five



MARY ANN NICHOLS

Mary Ann, also known as 'Polly', grew up in Holborn, off Shoe Lane, in the same warren of streets where Charles Dickens' set Fagin's den in Oliver Twist.

Was born Mary Ann Walker, the daughter of a blacksmith and the wife of a printer.

She, her husband and her five children were among some of the first families to live in the 'all mod-cons' Peabody Buildings which was based in Stamford Street, Lambeth.

Slept rough in Trafalgar Square with hundreds of homeless during the Trafalgar Square Riots in 1887.

Had lived as a servant in well-to-do Wandsworth shortly before her death.



ANNIE CHAPMAN

Was the daughter of a trooper in the Household Cavalry who later became a gentleman's valet for an MP and a Crimean War hero.

She spent the majority of her life in London between Knightsbridge, Belgravia and Piccadilly.

Lived on a country estate in Windsor prior to her death.

Annie spent a year in one of Britain's first alcoholic rehabilitation centres specifically opened for middle-class women.

Towards the end of her life, Annie walked from Whitechapel to Windsor during Christmas to see her dying husband.



ELIZABETH STRIDE

Was born Elisabeth Gustafsdotter, the daughter of a farmer living near Gothenburg, Sweden.

Worked as a maid for an oboist in the Gothenburg Orchestra and his wife.

Emigrated to the UK in the employment of a wealthy English family and lived near Hyde Park.

Married John Stride, a carpenter from Sheerness. Together they ran coffee houses in Poplar.

Became an accomplished fraudster and claimed to have survived the sinking of the Princess Alice on the Thames in 1878.

Later convinced a seamstress, Mary Malcolm, that she was her long lost sister.



KATHERINE EDDOWES

Katherine Eddowes was the daughter of a 'firebrand' union agitator from Wolverhampton.

During her childhood, she was selected to attend the Dowgate Charity School, in the shadow of St Paul's Cathedral.


Katherine Eddowes murder site

Lived for a time in Birmingham with her uncle, a celebrated bare-knuckle boxer.

Travelled the country with her common-law partner, Thomas Conway writing and selling ballads.

Had Thomas Conway's initials tattooed on her forearm. +12



MARY JANE KELLY

Was the only career sex worker among the five victims and lived in Knightsbridge.

Claimed to have been from both Ireland and Wales, yet didn't speak with an accent.

Was probably trafficked to Paris, but somehow managed to return to London.

Lived for a time off the Ratcliff Highway with a family of Dutch brothel keepers.

To this day remains an enigma. Her real name was almost certainly not Mary Jane Kelly.

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darkbeaver
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JTR phycobabble this guy offed trash we will off the best firstest and you will watch

powerless to intervien cuz yur human rubbish, it,s in yer toothpsaste styupid
 
darkbeaver
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Jack killed 58000 limneys in one day in the bay........0..........ttle of the Somme first world war 58000 men give yer er4mpty head a shake
 
darkbeaver
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England, just turn up the radiation, and the p.[roblem will resolve
 
Blackleaf
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darkbeaver
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Quote: Originally Posted by Blackleaf View Post


Stupified ain.t you?
 
MHz
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Quote: Originally Posted by darkbeaver View Post

England, just turn up the radiation, and the p.[roblem will resolve

In japan that same stuff is making them 'healthier', what's up with that?
When on your 'English language' thingy you may want to check out DipShit and some of it's posts.
Sounds like he was a womanizer who preyed on widows and other 'lonely types' who thought they had snagged a doctor or somebody important.

Psychopaths are very personable when on 'the hunt', not so much when exposed or cornered.