UPDATED 14 May 2022
Since 2015 I have published a number of articles on this site based on fully original research.
The full list is below. I expect to publish some new articles in the coming months so please do check back then when they will be added to this list. Please note that the capitalized headings below are not links - the links are within the text and in colour.
1. THE SUCKERED! TRILOGY
My first article, or series of articles, was The Suckered! Trilogy, published in May 2015, which finally got to the bottom of exactly what Scotland Yard detectives were doing in North America. It also tells, for the first time, the real story of Henry Labouchere's libel action against Inspector Jarvis of Scotland Yard. The three articles, listed individually, are:
2. THE SUCKERED! PLUS QUADRILOGY
The trilogy was followed in September 2015 (and updated in August 2016) by The Suckered! Plus Quadrilogy, a rebuttal in four parts of a response by Wolf Vanderlinden to my Suckered! Trilogy which also debunks a whole host of myths favoured by conspiracy theorists.
Part 1 deals with Robert Anderson and the 'Parnellism and Crime' and 'Behind the Scenes in America' articles in the Times during 1887, as well as Anderson's relationship with Henri Le Caron, his views on Parnell and the matter of the forged Parnell letter.
Part 2 deals with allegations of collusion between the Conservative Government (and Scotland Yard) and the Times in respect of the Special Commission.
Part 3 deals specifically with the allegation of collusion between Scotland Yard and the Times. It also tells for the first time the real story behind Richard Pigott's flight and suicide in Spain in 1889, debunking the notion that he was assassinated by hitmen from Scotland Yard or that Scotland Yard were not interested in catching him.
Part 4 tells the real story behind the resignations of Charles Warren and James Monro as Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police in November 1888 and June 1890 respectively, debunking the idea that Warren's resignation resulted from the murder of Mary Jane Kelly and equally debunking the idea that Monro's resignation was connected in any way with the ongoing legal proceedings between Henry Labouchere and Inspector Jarvis.
3. THE MYSTERIOUS DR GABE and THE GYNAECOLOGIST SOCIETY
Two related articles from early November 2015, The Mysterious Dr Gabe and The Gynaecologist Society responding to the suggestion of Simon Wood that there is 'little doubt' that Dr Gabe attended at Miller's Court on 9 November 1888 because of a child in the property.
4. ANDERSON AND THE WORLD
On 18 November 2015 I published a series of articles, the first of which was entitled Anderson and the World containing some possible new insights into Robert Anderson's thinking due to his friendship with the editor of an influential journal.
5. FRED JARVIS AND THE SECRET CYPHER
Fred Jarvis and the Secret Cypher reveals the discovery of an interesting new document about secret service spying on Irish Nationalists.
6. TUMBLETY'S BAIL REVISITED
Tumblety's Bail Revisited is an important correction to my article in Ripperologist 144.
7. SOME THOUGHTS
Some Thoughts contains the following, fairly random, sub-articles:
The Escape of ‘Frank Townsend’, New JTR Suspect Identified [N.B. Not to be taken too seriously but still genuine], The Curious Case of the Fake Pensioner
On The Trail of the Bloodhounds, Not So Fixed Points, The Missing Hour, Found!, Reading the Writing on the Wall
8. THEY ALL LOVE BRUCE
They All Love Bruce contains my views on some of the issues raised in Bruce Robinson’s book, 'They All Love Jack', with sub-articles as follows:
The Disappearing Grapes, The Phantom Night Courts, The Phoney Police Officers, Elizabeth Stride’s Mouth, No Rewards, Police Rewards, Bad Argument Free Postage!, Two Frightened Ladies, The Unlikely Forgery, The Two Bromleys, Letters from Mike, Jack the Singer, The Bent Death Certificates, The Conduit Street Clue, Mrs Briggs’ Something, Excluding Evidence, What Killed James Maybrick?, It Clearly Wasn’t Arsenic, Florence Maybrick’s Secret, Whispering Voices, A Grand Footnote, Operating on the Appendix.
9. RECONSTRUCTING JACK
In March 2016, in Reconstructing Jack, I published my thoughts on Simon Wood's 'Deconstructing Jack' (do you see what I did there?). This article was cited in a piece about Wood's book on the Daily Bulletin here which refers to my 'lengthy rebuttal online that calls his thesis "elaborate balderdash" '. Just fancy that! [For comments on the latest edition of Simon's book see Re-Reconstructing Jack]
10. THE ENGLISH DETECTIVE
My response to the claim in a 2016 book by Mike Hawley called 'The Ripper's Haunts' that a Scotland Yard detective chased Francis Tumblety over to New York can be found in my September 2016 article, The English Detective.
11. - THE UNTOLD HISTORY OF THE SPECIAL BRANCH
12. A BRIDGE TOO FAR: THE CURIOUS CASE OF MORTEMER SLADE
November 2016 saw the appearance of my thoughts on a book by Jonathan Hainsworth A Bridge Too Far: The Curious Case of Mortemer Slade, an article which led Hainsworth to state that he would need to make amendments for the second edition (yet to be published and quite possibly now abandoned). Was Guy Logan's fictional Mortemer Slade based on Montague Druitt? You be the judge.
13. THE HISTORY THAT NEVER IS
Having been told that Alex Butterworth's, 'The History that Never Was', was a book I should read to discover all about the antics of Scotland Yard in the 1880s, I did so and my December 2016 article, The History That Never Is, is my response to it.
14. THE KNOCK UP
In May 2017 I wrote an article relating to the police practice of knocking up (an activity in which P.C. Jonas Mizen was, of course, engaged when spoken to by Cross and Paul in the early hours of 31 August 1888) entitled The Knock Up together with an associated article about the practice of handing out 'call money' for fires entitled Calling Fire.
15. ROBERT SMITH AND THE MAYBRICK DIARY: THE FALSE FACTS
September 2017 saw the publication of Robert Smith's '25 Years of the Diary of Jack The Ripper: The True Facts'. Does this book really demonstrate that the diary is a 'genuine Victorian document' as claimed in its advance publicity material? My response to the book can be found in Robert Smith and the Maybrick Diary: The False Facts Exposed! along with my response to a critic who posted about this article in JTR Forums entitled False Facts: Response to the Muppets. For my comments on the second edition see Not True, Funny How It Seems
16. BEING FAIR TO FAIRFIELD
I haven't actually read 'The Five' by Haillie Rubenhold but my response to a comment in a review of her book in the Times can be found in Being Fair to Fairfield.
17. FROM COMMISSIONER TO ASTERISK
I finally break my silence to reveal the hitherto untold story of a secret censorship scandal which led to my resignation from the Casebook Forum in August 2018 in From Commissioner to Asterisk.
18. HAWLEY'S HOWLERS
After the quite extraordinary and bizarre behaviour of the supposed Tumblety 'expert' and protected author, Michael Hawley, which is described in detail in 'From Commissioner to Asterisk', I decided to spend some considerable time checking the facts and sources in the entirety of Hawley's published works. What I found really shocked me. You can see it all for yourself in Hawley's Howlers as well as in all the other articles set out in 19-20 below (including some Bonus Howlers). Be sure to follow links to sub-articles and footnotes throughout for a complete understanding.
19. THE EUSTON INCIDENT
Was Francis Tumblety really arrested at Euston station on 17 November 1888? I look at the facts in my article The Euston Incident. As above, be sure to follow links to sub-articles and footnotes throughout.
20. THE HOWLERCAST
Broken into parts 1 and 2. Part 1: Arrest and Flight is amusing but you must not miss Part 2: The Twelve Constables. It's almost unbelievable. There can't be anything else like it in the whole of Ripperology. For the full, true and uncensored facts behind the issue of the 12 constables see 12 Constables: The Evidence They Tried to Ban.
21. RE-RECONSTRUCTING JACK
Could Simon Wood's 'Deconstructing Jack' possibly have got any worse in the third edition? Find out in my article Re-Reconstructing Jack.
22. CUTBUSH CITY LIMITS
23. PILLAR OF SAND
24. SEND IN THE CLOWNS
More Maybrick Diary talk in Send In The Clowns.
25. A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO JTR FORUMS
So, a funny thing happened on the way to JTR Forums. Fint out what it was in A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To JTR Forums.
26. THE ELEVEN DAYS
A major breakthough in the Maybrick Diary saga explained in The Eleven Days.
27. LORD ORSAM SAYS...(part 1)
A new 'blog' page from his Lordship in Lord Orsam Says...
28. A BEE IN HIS BARNETT
Buzz Buzz, it's the first article on this site relating to our friend Charles Lechmere/Cross in A Bee In His Barnett
29. THE FIVE.....FELDMAN QUESTIONS
What about The Five? That's the five Feldman questions in The Five......Feldman Questions
30. FROM COMMISSIONER TO ASTERISK: A BEGINNER'S GUIDE
On this momentous one year anniversary of 'the departure' you can read all about it in double quick time in From Commissioner to Asterisk: A Beginner's Guide
31. LORD ORSAM SAYS...(part 2)
Return of the popular blog page Lord Orsam Says....
32. A LOOK UNDER THE BARNETT
What do we find when we look under the Barnett? Lord Orsam finds out in A Look Under the Barnett.
33. CROSSING THE LINE
There is a line. What happens when you (Charles) Cross it? Lord Orsam explains in Crossing The Line.
34. NEWS OF THE OOZE
Some bloody facts in News Of The Ooze.
35. A FREQUENTING OCCURRENCE
An article worth frequenting called A Frequenting Occurrence.
36. CORNWELL'S PATSY
Should we be cutting Patricia Cornwell some slack as Paul Begg has urged? In what is an updated compilation of some thoughts originally posted on the Casebook Censorship Forum, Lord Orsam has a close look at some elements of Patricia Cornwell's 'Ripper' in Cornwell's Patsy.
37. LORD ORSAM SAYS...(part 3)
By public demand, more 'saying' from Lord Orsam in Lord Orsam Says...
38. NOT TRUE, FUNNY HOW IT SEEMS
What does Lord Orsam think of the second edition of Robert Smith's book about the Maybrick Diary? Find out in Not True, Funny How It Seems (which has the following accompanying sub-articles: Off and On Again, One Off Expressions, and Wescott Confidential.)
39. LORD ORSAM VERSUS THE DICTIONARY
Lord Orsam takes on a formidable oppenent: The Oxford English Dictionary!!! See Lord Orsam versus The Dictionary.
40. LORD ORSAM SAYS...(part 4)
What is Lord Orsam saying now? You can find out at Lord Orsam Says...
41. WHO WAS THE WORST JACK THE RIPPER WRITER?
So who wins the competition for being the worst Jack the Ripper writer in the 2019 'Who Was Jack the Ripper?' You can find out in Who Was the Worst Jack the Ripper Writer?
42. A MAN IN A PUB
Give an alcoholic some alcohol and let him speak. But was anyone listening? Find out in A Man in a Pub
43. LORD ORSAM SAYS...(part 5)
The fifth installment of the highly anticipated and much loved Lord Orsam Says...
44. WHAT THE BUTLER SAW: ARCHAEOLOGY IN MUD
Talking of the watch, what did the Butler see on it? Find out, in What the Butler Saw: Archaeology in Mud
45. LORD ORSAM SAYS...(part 6)
Lord Orsam is saying more things in the sixth installment of the perennial favourite, Lord Orsam Says...
46. FAKE ORDERS, FAKE DISCOVERY
A response to the unsurprisingly dreadful article by Michael L. Hawley in Ripperologist 166, entitled Fake Orders, Fake Discovery .
47. GARY THE CLANGER
Everyone's favourite Clanger, Gary, is back getting things wrong again, as explained by Gary the Clanger.
48. LORD ORSAM SAYS...(part 7)
There always seems to be something for Lord Orsam to say, as demonstrated in the seventh installment of Lord Orsam Says...
49. BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER
Lord Orsam casts his critical eye over the latest Druitt suspect book by Jonathan Hainsworth and Christine Ward-Agius in Bridge Over Troubled Water .
50. MATCHING BOXES
What does an empty tin box tell us about the Maybrick Diary? Lord Orsam investigates in Matching Boxes.
51. LORD ORSAM SAYS...(part 8)
The eighth installment of the unmissable series comes in a number of parts starting, naturally, with Lord Orsam Says... but then continuing with Oh Carolina! and The Inside Story of Post #506 and then Every One's A Skinner and, finally, Lord Orsam's Conspiracy Corner.
52. LORD ORSAM SAYS...(part 9)
Censorship is on the increase but, inevitably, the big news is the return of Pierre, and Lord Orsam demolishes Pierre's suspect theory (in both senses of the term) with ease in Lord Orsam Says... . Originally part of 'Lord Orsam Says...' but moved to a separate page is a classic series of lessons in how to befuddle and confuse the entire internet in How to Befuddle and Confuse.
53. INSIDE STORY OF A SCEPTICAL MIND
Can one really understand the workings of the mind of the Chief Diary Defender? The answer is no, of course you can't, but Lord Orsam nevertheless gamely tries to get the 'Inside Story' of that sceptical mind in Inside Story of a Sceptical Mind.
54. DIZZY MISS LIZZY
Warning. Your head might spin when you read Dizzy Miss Lizzy.
55. DECONSTRUCTING HALLIE
At last, Lord Orsam turns his attention to 'The Five' by Hallie Rubenhold. What does he really think about? Find out in Deconstructing Hallie.
56. ROMAN SECRETS
This article, Roman Secrets, accompanies 'Deconstructing Hallie' but is good enough to stand as an article on its own. It is, itself ,accompanied by a couple of sub-articles, George Hutchinson Reborn and 14 Millers Court.
57. BUNNY'S AUNT
Unless James Maybrick was psychic, he couldn't have made the same mistake about Florence's family member that was made by a lawyer two months after his death. Lord Orsam explains and proves the Diary to be a fake in Bunny's Aunt.
58. BLACKMAIL, OR MRS BARRETT
Is the title better than the article? You be the judge in Blackmail, or Mrs Barrett.
59. LORD ORSAM SAYS.. (PART 10).
We are now up to the tenth edition of Lord Orsam Says... and it's packed with information, as usual. If you don't read it, you've only yourself to blame when you don't understand what the hell's going on. No Orsam, No Comment!
60. SILENCE OF THE ANNE
Some more new and exclusive information about Mike Barrett's affidavit from Lord Orsam in Silence of the Anne
61. ANNE AND KEITH IN A TREE...
Friendships are a good thing aren't they? But what about a friendship between a prime suspect in the forgery of the Jack the Ripper diary and one of the lead investigators investigating that forgery? Lord Orsam considers the matter in Anne and Keith in a Tree.... Disclaimer: No kissing or physical contact of any kind is implied or suggested by this article title!
62. THAT LITTLE RED DIARY
It's been claimed that new information obtained from Martin Earl means we can ignore Mike Barrett's request for a Victorian diary with blank pages because that wasn't what he was after. But is that true? Lord Orsam gets to the truth of the matter in That Little Red Diary
63. THE NEW CULT OF DIARY DENIAL
When is a diary not a diary? When it's a diary! Lord Orsam explains in The New Cult of Diary Denial
64. THE FALSE INSIDE STORY
Lord Orsam describes perhaps the most embarrassing blunder ever made by the Chief Diary Defender in The False Inside Story
65. LORD ORSAM SAYS...(part 11)
What bumbling buffoonery has been posted on the forums over the past fifty days? Find out in the eleventh part of the series of Lord Orsam Says... and there's also two overflow articles: The Inside Story of Post #6135 and The Inside Story of Post #6143.
66. RESPONSES TO THE RESPONSES TO BUNNY'S AUNT
Lord Orsam, naturally, has a lot to say to set the record straight in response to the responses to his 'Bunny's Aunt':
And then three additional articles:
67. A DIG IN THE ARCHIVES
Lord Orsam finds treasure in A Dig in the Archives
68. LORD ORSAM SAYS...(part 12)
To find out what Lord Orsam sayeth this time, go straight to Lord Orsam Says...
69. TALES OF THE UNEXPECTED
Some unexpected Tales of Liverpool shenanigans in Lord Orsam's Tales of the Unexpected.
70. FORGING A VICTORIAN DIARY
How did the forger do it? Lord Orsam has carried out a deep dive into the diary text. The results can be seen in Forging a Victorian Diary (with the underlying notes of the deep dive being at Diary Deep Dive).
71. LORD ORSAM SAYS.... (Part 13)
72. A FURTHER DIG IN THE ARCHIVES
Lord Orsam picks up his spade again for another dig in the archives in A Further Dig in the Archives. As posts made on the Forum for the two years after 2005 are missing, he picks up the story of the Maybrick diary discussions again in 2008.
73. BREAKING POINT
After how many pages of Christer Holmgren's new book, 'Cutting Point', did Lord Orsam reach breaking point? Find out in Breaking Point.
74. LORD ORSAM SAYS...PART 14
Lord Orsam is at his explosive best in the latest instalment of what the people are calling their favourite recurring article of all time involving Lord Orsam saying things, in Lord Orsam Says...Part 14.
75. LORD ORSAM SAYS...PART 15
Diary addicts may be saddened to find no mention of the Maybrick Diary in the latest edition of 'Lord Orsam Says' but there's plenty more discussed by Lord Orsam in Lord Orsam Says...Part 15.
76. THE BIG CORONER'S INQUIRY INQUIRY
Lord Orsam has focussed his mind on how witnesses end up giving evidence at inquests, and other matters relating to coroners' inquiries, in The Big Coroner's Inquiry Inquiry.
77. SIMON WOOD IF HE COULD
As the old saying goes, 'Simon Wood if he could but he can't so he won't'. Find out the astonishing story of Wood's connection with the Maybrick Diary, revealed exclusively by Lord Orsam, in Simon Wood If He Could.
78. LORD ORSAM SAYS...PARTS 16 & 17
To be blessed with one 'Lord Orsam Says...' is amazing but to be blessed with TWO on the same day is, well, er, also amazing and here we have Part 16 AND Part 17 plus spin off articles comprising entries that became too long to go in the aforementioned namely: Inside Story of #6301, Inside Story of #6392, Inside Story of #6801.
79. IT'S A LOTTERY!
Lord Orsam's collection of entries on the subject of probability and coincidence, moved into what ended up as an article of their own in It's a Lottery!.
81. LORD ORSAM SAYS...PARTS 18, 19 and 20
No introduction needed for the most popular of all of Lord Orsam's running series' of articles:
82. TUMBLETY'S ARREST
Tumblety's Arrest follows Lord Orsam's article 'The Prosecution of Francis Tumblety' in Ripperologist 163 and includes some new information relating to that subject, casting doubt on the notion that Tumblety was ever arrested in connection with the Whitechapel murders.
83. THE LAST POST
What was Lord Orsam's last post on the Forum? Find out in Nelson's Blind Eye: The Last Post
84. LORD ORSAM SAYS...PARTS 21, 22, 23 and 24
After giving you three 'Lord Orsam Says' articles in the last update, Lord Orsam now goes one better with four of 'em:
Sub-article: The Chittenden Mystery
Sub-article: Skinner Special
86. RESEARCHING THE NOTES
A follow-up from the Secret Source article, Researching the Notes which needs to be read in conjunction with the below.
87. LORD ORSAM SAYS...PARTS 25, 26, 27, 28, 29 & 30
An amazing hexalogy of articles, surely Lord Orsam's finest:
The Clanger's Lair (repeat of a previous entry from 'Lord Orsam Says...Part 19' with one word changed)
88. NEWS FROM LIVERPOOL
Wow! Lord Orsam has done it again in News from Liverpool. The Bunny's Aunt mistake does confirm the Maybrick diary to be fake.
89. MORE NEWS FROM LIVERPOOL
Lord Orsam does it yet again in More News From Liverpool. Contrary to misinformation posted online by a certain individual, World War 1 photograph albums were two a penny in the early 1990s and Lord Orsam can prove it.
90. THE SUMMER SPECIALS
91. LORD ORSAM SAYS...PART 31
Lord Orsam continues to say stuff in Lord Orsam Says...Part 31.
92. THE HEART OF THE MATTER
Lord Orsam turns his attention to the question of Kelly's heart in The Heart of the Matter
93. THE BITHA'S BLOG
Did you know that the Bitha has a blog of his own in which he posts nonsense? Find out more in The Bitha's Blog (to be read in conjunction with the abovementioned Bitha Special).
94. DRUITT REDUX
Read some of Lord Orsam's classic entries relating to Druitt, now repackaged into handy easy to read single articles, in:
95. RUBENHOLD REDUX
Some classic Lord Orsam entries relating to Hallie Rubenhold's book:
96. HARRIS ON THE WATCH
The diary defenders tell us they love to discuss the watch. So what will they say in response to Melvin Harris' detailed comments in Harris on the Watch. Clue: The answer is nothing.
More articles will follow soon.
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