Jack the Ripper & Irish Connections
In 1888 Jack the Ripper terrrorised London killing five women in extremely brutal fashion. Fascination with the case continues into the present with numerous books, podcasts and films investigating the murders. However much of the focus revolves around the identity of Jack the Ripper given he was never apprended. The actual history of the events is often lost amid the conspiracies…
The lives of the women, why they were killed, even their names is all too often forgotten. In this special podcast I interview the historian Hallie Rubenhold. Her latest book ‘The Five – The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper’ brings the stories of the victims to the fore.
Hallie’s interview is a vivid account of working class life in Victorian England while she also reveals the many Irish connections to the case.