Author Archives: Gina Scanlon

The Jack the Ripper Virtual Tour – Extended

STOP 1. 7th August 1888. THE DEATH OF MARTHA TABRAM Start your tour on Whitechapel High street in front of the Whitechapel Art gallery next to exit 3 of Aldgate East Station.

Episode 4: Locking Up Women for ‘The Good of This City’

“We cannot build a railway without demolishing a slum or two.”

The industrialist ‘progress’ of technology left behind many confused and displaced individuals at its expense.

‘I Need Light’: The Discovery of Technology and Gadgetry

In the first episode of “Ripper Street,” one cannot help but notice the dramatic presence of newly-developed technologies that the characters must (sometimes quite hesitantly) adapt to.

The Weight of One Man’s Heart: War Wounds Lingering in the Abyss

Drake: “(Egyptians) believed the gods placed the heart in scales against a feather. The Feather of Justice. If the heart spoke of no sin, the scales balanced, and the soul could join the afterlife.