Jack the Ripper & Irish Connections

Jack the Ripper brutally murdered five women in the Whitechapel area of London in the Autumn of 1888. While his identity remains a mystery, these murders have haunted our imaginations ever since. The case has spawned an entire industry with countless books, films and podcasts along with a disturbing and crass tourist industry in London.


In spite of all this coverage, most of us know very little history about the case. The lives of the women, why they were killed, even their names is often lost in the endless speculation around the identity of the killer. In this special podcast I interview the historian Hallie Rubenhold. Her latest book 'The Five - The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper' brings the stories of the victims to the fore.


In this fascinating interview Hallie reveals a vivid account of working class life in Victorian England, along with the many Irish connections to the case. She also looks at how conspiracy theories have distorted the history of the murders.


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