The Prince, His Tutor and the Ripper: The Evidence Linking James Kenneth Stephen to the Whitechapel Murders

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McFarland, 23 հլս, 2007 թ. - 240 էջ
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Of the many attempts to discover Jack the Ripper's identity, few omit the name of James Kenneth Stephen, tutor to Queen Victoria's eldest grandson, fondly known as Prince Eddy. While Stephen superficially fit the profile investigators established, was he really capable of the demented violence perpetrated by England's most famous serial killer? This volume takes an in-depth look at the life and experiences of James Kenneth Stephen, examining the relevant evidence and attempting to determine whether or not Stephen could actually have been involved in the Ripper murders. Delving into what little is known of Stephen's early years, the work discusses his relationship with his mother and his family's struggle with a hereditary mental illness. It follows him through his formative years at Eton, which he considered his true home and where he was introduced to the Greek notion of homosexuality. The work's primary focus is Stephen's relationship with Prince Eddy, who also became a suspect in the infamous London murders. The way in which Stephen's life intertwined with those of Prince Eddy and Montague Druitt, another Ripper suspect, is examined in detail. Other incidents of the fateful fall of 1888 and Stephen's final surrender to mental illness are also discussed. Appendices contain Stephen's poetry and details regarding his family ancestry.
 

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Foreword by Colin Wilson
1
Preface
7
Introduction
9
A Talented Family
13
Eton
20
Cambridge
39
Prince Eddy
51
Tutor and Pupil
61
The Mysterious Death of Montague Druitt
136
The Maybrick Trial
148
The Cleveland Street Scandal
156
A Royal Marriage?
166
Love and Loss
176
The Asylum
189
Too Late
194
A Question of Motive
202

Montague John Druitt
80
The Lipski Case
93
Eleanor Tennyson
99
The Whitechapel Murders
109
Prince Eddy in the Fall of 888
122
Stephen in the Fall of 888
127
The Ancestry of the Stephen Family
209
Chapter Notes
215
Bibliography
223
Index
229
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