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Forum: Mary Ann Nichols 11-29-2017, 07:31 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 19,066
Posted By Madam Detective
That's all really interesting and also what I...

That's all really interesting and also what I discovered when looking through the A & D registers too, so obviously we're probably both on to something. It would make sense that 'our' Mary Ann only...
Forum: Mary Ann Nichols 11-28-2017, 03:27 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 19,066
Posted By Madam Detective
Just reading back through these old posts. One of...

Just reading back through these old posts. One of the reasons that Polly won't appear in the workhouse records during the 1881 census is because she was being given a maintenance by William. This...
Forum: Elizabeth Stride 11-19-2017, 03:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,102
Posted By Madam Detective
Thanks so much! I'll have a look for it.

Thanks so much! I'll have a look for it.
Forum: Elizabeth Stride 11-19-2017, 09:47 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,102
Posted By Madam Detective
Dave, I'd like to read that - but I've checked...

Dave, I'd like to read that - but I've checked the Times archive and it doesn't seem to have been printed in the Times. Do you know where that appeared? And you're not seriously suggesting that...
Forum: Elizabeth Stride 11-17-2017, 04:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,102
Posted By Madam Detective
Here's another thought - what if no one was...

Here's another thought - what if no one was hiding anything from anyone because there was no conspiracy?
Forum: Elizabeth Stride 11-17-2017, 04:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,102
Posted By Madam Detective
Also, the people who you say 'were lying or very...

Also, the people who you say 'were lying or very inaccurate', may not have actually even seen Elizabeth, but someone they believed to be her. All of this occurred in the midst of complete public...
Forum: Elizabeth Stride 11-17-2017, 04:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,102
Posted By Madam Detective
Yes, but the point is that we still can't prove...

Yes, but the point is that we still can't prove it was Elizabeth they saw. In modern trials, site visits are required to check light levels, distance and visibility, sound, etc to see if it's even...
Forum: Elizabeth Stride 11-17-2017, 09:53 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,102
Posted By Madam Detective
Sorry, but there are problems with all of those...

Sorry, but there are problems with all of those 'sightings' - inconsistencies that would have them dismissed in a moment were they actually presented as evidence in a court of law today. Even the...
Forum: Elizabeth Stride 11-15-2017, 01:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,102
Posted By Madam Detective
However I do believe you're correct about her...

However I do believe you're correct about her being out looking for a new boyfriend. That would make sense. The last time Liz was actually recorded as soliciting was in 1884, 4 years earlier. She may...
Forum: Elizabeth Stride 11-15-2017, 01:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,102
Posted By Madam Detective
I fear this is a case of pot calling the kettle...

I fear this is a case of pot calling the kettle black. We know nothing about what Liz was really doing - every sighting of her that night is unconfirmed. There is no absolute way to know if she...
Forum: Elizabeth Stride 11-14-2017, 05:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,102
Posted By Madam Detective
We're never going to solve the mystery of why Liz...

We're never going to solve the mystery of why Liz was there or who she was going to meet. Virtually nothing concrete is known about her life or the people she spent time with, beyond Michael Kidney....
Forum: Elizabeth Stride 11-14-2017, 01:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,102
Posted By Madam Detective
The mistake is to assume that the choice of...

The mistake is to assume that the choice of Eddowes was anything other than a random act. The fact that she was incarcerated until 1 am is immaterial. Both Eddowes and Stride were random victims, but...
Forum: Elizabeth Stride 11-13-2017, 03:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,102
Posted By Madam Detective
Interesting. I thought they'd given up on the...

Interesting. I thought they'd given up on the idea of a gang after Annie Chapman's murder, though I guess that they hadn't entirely ruled out 2 or 3 individuals working together. I can't get this...
Forum: Elizabeth Stride 11-13-2017, 12:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,102
Posted By Madam Detective
Elizabeth's murder and the double event

I'm wondering if it's ever occurred to anyone that Elizabeth Stride's murder may have been a distraction in order to cover for the killing of Catherine Eddowes. If the Ripper was working with one or...
Forum: Mary Jane Kelly 11-18-2016, 09:35 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,820
Posted By Madam Detective
Neal Sheldon's book on Mary Jane Kelly

I've been trying to track down a copy of Neal's Mary Jane Kelly: 125 year anniversary book but can't find one for love nor money anywhere. Can anyone help me?
Forum: General Victim Discussion 10-31-2016, 05:23 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 14,967
Posted By Madam Detective
Just to point out a few things and throwing the...

Just to point out a few things and throwing the cat amongst the pigeons - we have no absolute record of the inquests of Annie and Polly and if you read across all of the newspaper reports, the...
Forum: General Victim Discussion 10-27-2016, 12:35 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 14,967
Posted By Madam Detective
Actually, Polly Nichols just said she had moved...

Actually, Polly Nichols just said she had moved to a lodging house which wasn't a single sex one - that could mean anything - you have to read how many times it's been altered in reporting, the words...
Forum: General Victim Discussion 10-27-2016, 10:01 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 14,967
Posted By Madam Detective
Is it possible to steer this back on topic? I'm...

Is it possible to steer this back on topic? I'm looking to see if anyone knows the title or author of this book - I didn't mean to turn this into a were they, weren't they thread. Personally, I think...
Forum: General Victim Discussion 10-26-2016, 04:03 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 14,967
Posted By Madam Detective
Book about the Ripper Arguing Victims Were Not Prostitutes

I seem to recall someone wrote a book at some point in the 20th century where the author argued that the victims weren't prostitutes. Does anyone know the name of this book or it's author?
Forum: Mary Ann Nichols 09-30-2016, 02:57 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,901
Posted By Madam Detective
Newspapers covering the inquest into Polly's death

As the official notes from the inquest no longer exist, which newspapers give the best and fullest and clearest account of the inquest?
Forum: Elizabeth Stride 09-08-2016, 03:33 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 3,364
Posted By Madam Detective
The brother of Liz's employer near Hyde Park

Something struck me when I was looking over Michael Kidney's testimony that I hadn't noticed before - a strange reference to the brother of Liz's former employer when she worked near Hyde...
Forum: Mary Ann Nichols 08-31-2016, 08:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,738
Posted By Madam Detective
Thinking of Polly today. RIP.

Thinking of Polly today. RIP.
Forum: Mary Ann Nichols 08-26-2016, 04:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,960
Posted By Madam Detective
Rosetta Walls and her family

I'm not sure how I got this idea in my head, but I feel fairly sure that I read somewhere that Rosetta Walls (nee Vidler) had been married to a man who left her to go to Canada. Has anyone else seen...
Forum: General Victim Discussion 08-16-2016, 12:19 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 18,431
Posted By Madam Detective
To be honest, I think it's questionable whether...

To be honest, I think it's questionable whether any of them were actually prostitutes, but rather, I think it's a case of how society construed them - women who had sex outside of marriage were seen...
Forum: General Victim Discussion 07-29-2016, 10:07 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 18,431
Posted By Madam Detective
How are we so certain the victims were all prostitutes?

This has occurred to me on several occasions. Aside from Mary Jane Kelly, it seems to me that the other victims may have just been rough sleepers who weren't able to find their doss money for the...
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