WhiteChapel – Infamous for 11 Unsolved Murders.

‘Centre of  London’s Jewish community, Whitechapel became infamous for 11 murders from 1888-91.” 

19thcentury Whitechapel reeked with corruption, poverty and cruelty.  Conditions so squalid, that a Yiddish actor commented that not even in Russia, or in the worst

slums of New York, never-before-seen poverty polluted the streets of Whitechapel.

Such terrible poverty drove women into prostitution, with estimations of 1,200 ‘very low class’ prostitutes in Whitechapel alone. 

So too, Whitechapel was once ‘home’ to the ‘Elephant Man’ Joseph Merrick. Put on display in a store front because of his disfigurement, and finally rescued by a doctor from a nearby clinic.

But, of course, Whitechapel will go down in infamy due to one of the most well-known unsolved serial murders in history – those due to who we still only know as Jack the Ripper.

Published by sharlene25

Sharlene Almond is the author of the genre-bending Annabella Cordova series, and a New Zealand travel book Journey in little Paradise. She has written a range of health, writing and body language articles; contributing as a guest writer on other blogs. Over the last ten years, Sharlene has attained qualifications in Body Language, Criminology, Journalism, Editing, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Pet Care, and Animal Behaviour. While setting up an online nutritional business, she is studying to specialize in Medicinal Cannabis and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Sharlene is also currently editing her second Annabella Cordova novel, with two others in the works. To support her online business, Sharlene sends out a trimonthly newsletter covering health, body language, writing, and even articles centered on health topics for your pet.

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