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.