9780750950695

East End Murders : From Jack the Ripper to Ronnie Kray

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  • ISBN13:

    9780750950695

  • ISBN10:

    0750950692

  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 2009-01-01
  • Publisher: The History Press
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Summary

As well as the murders of Jack the Ripper--perhaps the most infamous in history--nine other cases are investigated in detail: the still mysterious Ratcliffe Highway Murders of 1811; Henry Wainwright, who dismembered his mistress and rolled up her remains in a carpet in 1874; Israel Lipski, whose name became a term of derision and abuse against Jews in East London for years following his conviction for the murder of a young woman in 1887; the unsolved murder of Frances Coles in 1891; the Whitechapel High Street Newspaper Shop Murder in 1904; the Houndsditch Murders and the Siege of Sydney Street in 1910, in which a robbery plotted by Russian anarchists went badly wrong; the throat-cutting William Cronin in 1925; the Bow Road Cinema Murder in 1934; and finally the shooting of George Cornell by Ronnie Kray at the Blind Beggar pub in 1966.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
The Ratcliffe Highway Murders: 1811p. 5
The Businessman, the Actress & the Dismembered Mistress: Henry Wainwright, 1875p. 16
To Kill an Angel: Israel Lipski, 1887p. 31
The Autumn of Terror: Jack the Ripper, 1888p. 47
Jack's Back?: The Murder of Frances Coles, 1891p. 95
The Whitechapel Newspaper Shop Murder: Conrad Donovan & Charles Wade, 1904p. 105
Blood on the Streets: The Tottenham Outrage, the Houndsditch Murders & the Siege of Sidney Streetp. 110
Second Time Around: William Cronin (1897 & 1925)p. 134
Axe Murder at the Palace: John Frederick Stockwell, 1934p. 139
Murder at The Blind Beggar: Ronald Kray, 1966p. 147
Select Bibliographyp. 153
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