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Season 1 Recap

Let’s review what has happened this season, shall we? But before we go any further, this is your official *SPOILER ALERT* warning.

9 Totally Bizarre Unsolved Crimes

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The Origin of the Name ‘Jack the Ripper’

Almost certainly the one single reason for the enduring appeal of this rather sordid series of prostitute murders is the name, Jack the Ripper.

What Exactly Is a Pinkerton?

His name is Homer Jackson, and he’s “all flesh and blood.” (‘Tournament of Shadows‘)

The H Division Police Force

Matthew Macfadyen’s character in “Ripper Street,” Inspector Reid, was an actual police officer within the H Division.

Whitechapel

By 1888, London was the largest capital in the world and the center of the ever-increasing British empire. Queen Victoria had been on the throne for over 50 years and the public face of Britain reflected Victoria’s lifestyle; proud, ...

‘In My Protection’: The Life of a Child on the Streets of Victorian London

“Cheer up, lad. No good ever came from moping.” – Sergeant Drake

Liberal Repression: Vice in Queen Victoria’s England

In Episode 3 of “Ripper Street,” “The King Came Calling,” Captain Jackson wasn’t the only one who experienced the world of Victorian vice.

The 5 Craziest Jack the Ripper Theories

As you fellow Ripperologists well know, there are many theories floating around about who Jack the Ripper was, but there is a handful of truly bizarre theories you may or may not have heard about.