Death Anniversaries

The British press is, of course, busy getting all overexcited about one particular death that happened on this date. But there’s another, to my mind far more interesting, death anniversary today. It was 119 years today that the body of Mary Ann Nichols (usually know as Polly Nichols) was found in Buck’s Row, London. Nichols […]

From Hell

Many years ago I had a huge morbid fascination with Jack the Ripper. I’ve always really liked the explanation from Stephen Knight’s Jack the Ripper: The Final Solution. This proposed that it was all a Masonic plot to cover up an unwise assignation by Queen Victoria’s grandson, the Duke of Clarence. This was used as […]