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Jack the Ripper - The falsification of history

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Jack the Ripper, Prince Eddy, Lord Randolph Spencer-Churchill and Princess Diana - Queen mother What do these seemingly unconnected people have in common? The answer may well surprise and shock you to the core. John Hamer talks us through the ripper murders in which we discover that maybe there was more than one murderer.

On the evening of the 31st August 1888 the body of Mary Ann Nicholls, a common prostitute, was found prostrate on a pavement in the Whitechapel district in the East End of London. She had been brutally hacked to death, her throat having been slit and devastating cuts to her torso revealed her exposed internal organs. She was to be the first of a series of five victims of the now legendary killer who came to be known in popular folklore as ‘Jack the Ripper’.