The Prince, His Tutor and the Ripper: The Evidence Linking by Deborah McDonald,Colin Wilson

By Deborah McDonald,Colin Wilson

Of the numerous makes an attempt to find Jack the Ripper’s identification, few put out of your mind the identify of James Kenneth Stephen, show to Queen Victoria’s eldest grandson, fondly referred to as Prince Eddy. whereas Stephen superficially healthy the profile investigators verified, was once he relatively in a position to the demented violence perpetrated via England’s most renowned serial killer?
This quantity takes an in-depth examine the lifestyles and reports of James Kenneth Stephen, studying the correct proof and trying to ensure even if Stephen may well even have been desirous about the Ripper murders. Delving into what little is understood of Stephen’s early years, the paintings discusses his dating along with his mom and his family’s fight with a hereditary psychological disorder. It follows him via his youth at Eton, which he thought of his precise domestic and the place he used to be brought to the Greek proposal of homosexuality. The work’s fundamental concentration is Stephen’s courting with Prince Eddy, who additionally grew to become a suspect within the notorious London murders. the way Stephen’s existence intertwined with these of Prince Eddy and Montague Druitt, one other Ripper suspect, is tested intimately. different incidents of the fateful fall of 1888 and Stephen’s ultimate give up to psychological disorder also are mentioned. Appendices comprise Stephen’s poetry and information relating to his kin ancestry.

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