THE RIGHTEOUS ONES ….

Publishing a site such as the Outlaw brings with it a certain responsibility, not only to it’s readers and those who comment here, but also to the people who wish to remain anonymous and have contacted the site looking for answers to any number of questions. Of course, it would be physically impossible for anyone to be able to answer questions in a manner that would satisfy everybody, but whenever I can, I always endeavor to steer people towards more […]

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JACK’S BACK….

One of the most enduring mysteries in British criminal history is without a doubt, the real identity of the scourge of Victorian London, the Whitechapel serial murderer known as ‘Jack The Ripper‘. Countless theories have been offered up which claim to have ‘solved’ the case, and an equal number of people have been named as being prime suspects, if not the actual perpetrator him/herself. Almost every year we hear of a new theory and a possible culprit, and these have […]

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A RIPPING YARN (Part One)….

PREFACE.. “The idea behind the following series of articles came from a personal and life-long interest in the so-far unsolved series of brutal murders, that occurred between August and November 1888, in the Whitechapel area of East London. These events need no introduction, as there are few people who are not aware of at least some of the associated theories which have attached themselves to these crimes, as a direct result of the lucrative industry that has sprung up around, […]

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A GRAVEYARD TALE….

I am fascinated by cemeteries. I have visited literally dozens over the years while researching my family history, countless history projects or as is more often the case, just to wander around if I have a spare hour to enjoy the tranquillity and admire the more elaborate homages to the dead. In my late teens, I went to Cathays Cemetery in Cardiff to see the last resting place of the great Welsh featherweight boxer Jim Driscoll, and finished the day […]

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GUILTY BE THY NAME….

Dr Hawley Harvey Crippen is, by reputation, one of the guiltiest men in British legal history. His guilt has become so well known as to be the overwhelming and indelible ‘fact’ whenever his case is discussed or even his name is mentioned. So when George Orwell outlined his ideal of the “perfect murder” in 1946, he also defined Dr Crippen as the perfect example of a murderer. “The (perfect)murderer should be a little man of the professional class…living an intensely […]

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