The colonies were British no longer.
St James’ Passage (then Church Passage) leads to Mitre Square, off Aldgate. Around 1.45 a.m. on 30 September 1888, a policeman shone his lamp around the square and saw the body of Catherine Eddowes lying near the wall by the school gates. Her throat had been cut and she had been sliced open from groin to breastbone.
Catherine was a prostitute. Her nose had been cut off. One kidney and most of her womb had been removed. Most of her intestines had been pulled out and placed over her right shoulder. A two foot length of intestine had been left between the body and the left arm. All this had been done while the policeman was no more than 30 yards away.
HISTORIC LONDON: X MARKS THE SPOT. Question 4. What was the name of Catherine Eddowes’ killer?
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