The second Sharing Saturday of the year has arrived and I am excited to share with you some of my writings. I recently wrote a ten-page essay on Jack the Ripper, a serial killer whose identity has never been discovered. This chapter of history has fascinated me since I read Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco and I have researched and written a lot about it. So, today I will be sharing with you but a short paragraph about this famous killer. Enjoy!
The Ripper’s crimes took place in London during the nineteenth century when technological advancement and new ideas began to flourish. However, this also brought about a boom in migration and London became an overcrowded, dirty, and desperate place as poor immigrants fought for any way to support their families. Chaos ensued, crimes spread like wildfire; robbery, theft, violence, vandalism and even murder were commonplace as people struggled to feed themselves and their families. Soon London became a haven for criminals and one of the worst parts of London was the East End. From the depths of this place arose one of the most well-known serial killers ever: Jack the Ripper.