EAST END MURDERS From Jack the Ripper to Ronnie Kray

Author: Storey (Neil R.)
Year: 2013
Publisher: The History Press
Edition Details: Reprint (1st pub,. 2008)
Book Condition: G++
ISBN: 9780750950695
Price: 6.00
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Softcover. Reprint. The author has drawn on a vast array of original sources - among them witness statements, coroners' reports and court records - to produce a revealing insight into the East End's darkest moments. As well as the murders of Jack the Ripper, perhaps the most infamous in history, he looks at 9 other cases 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. A unique re-examination of the darker side of the capital's past. Profusely Illus. with Select Bibliog. 154pp. trade size softcover. With several vertical creases to fr. cover o/w G++.

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