In 1888, a cold-blooded killer set loose with the intension to murder the prostitutes in London and succeeded in taking the lives of six women with another thirteen alleged victims.
In this era, there were many unskilled women who resulted to prostitution to survive, these women were commonly known as the ‘unfortunates’ due to their ill-fated lifestyles. The unfortunates owned only what they carried or wore and sold their bodies to help pay for a bed and drink for a single night. The popular lodging homes on Dorset Street and Flower and Dean Street were also brothels and 8 pence would pay for a double bed for a single night.
The first victim, Martha Tabram, was discovered in the corridor of a tenement block on the 7th of August, followed by Mary Ann Nichols on the 31st of August, Annie Chapman on the 8th of September, both Catherine Eddowes and Elizabeth Stride were found on the 30th of September and finally Mary Jane Kelly who was discovered on the 9th of November.
Although there was no clear indication that these women knew one another, they were all murdered within a square mile of each other. The killings horrified Whitechapel and struck fear into its very citizens as more and more mutilated bodies were being found over course of Jack the Ripper’s three month killing spree.
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