On 9 March 1566, Mary, Queen of Scots, though it’d be nice to have a little dinner party with David Rizzio, a singer and musician whom she’d made secretary for relations with France. Unfortunately, Rizzio’s Catholic religion and close relationship with Mary had made him unpopular with some of the more insane noblemen at court, who decided Rizzio had to go. While Mary and David … Continue reading Dinner Party Fail
Man, it never stops with the period shows over here. Downton Abbey, Hunderby, The Paradise, A Young Doctor’s Notebook, Downton again, and now, Ripper Street. Let’s see how the newbie measures up, shall we?
Gritty Victorian London. A guy leads a Ripper-themed tour through Whitechapel. Wow, those grisly tours are a lot older than I thought they were. Elsewhere in the neighbourhood, a bare-knuckle boxing match is underway, observed by Matthew Macfadyen.
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And so it begins…on August 31, 1888, Mary Ann Nichols was murdered in Whitechapel, London. She was the first known victim of one of the most famous serial killers in history: Jack the Ripper. Nichols was last seen alive by her roommate at 2:30 a.m. the morning she died. Her body was found only an hour later in front of a stable entrance in Buck’s … Continue reading The First Murder
On April 3, 1888, the first of the Whitechapel Murders, a series of killings in the East End of London, was committed. By the time the spree was over, eleven women, all of them prostitutes, were dead. Several of the killings have been attributed to one of the most famous serial killers of all time, Jack the Ripper. None of the crimes were ever solved. … Continue reading A Killer Day