The Ripper & the Royals

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Duckworth, 1992 - History - 265 pages
More theories have been put forward about the Whitechapel murders of 1888 than about any other unsolved crimes in the files of Scotland Yard Who was 'Jack the Ripper'? Was he some lone maniac 'down on whores'? Ore were the Ripper murders, as this book shows, the joint enterprise of a group of high-ranking desperadoes acting to protect the Prince of Wales's heir, the Duke of Clarence, from blackmail? Many hitherto unknown facts are presented in this authoritative book, which was first published in 1991 and includes a foreword by Joseph Sickert. Melvyn Fairclough skillfully unravels the nexus of intrigue that has threatened the Royal family for three generations.

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