7 May 2020 - Lord Orsam tells me that he's received numerous enquiries as to how he's coping during the lockdown. He's asked me to say on his behalf that he is personally fine but, in the circumstances, has regrettably had to furlough (unpaid) most of his employees, retaining a skeleton staff of only twenty servants, fifteen bodyguards, four nurses, three personal assistants, two chefs and a butler at Orsam Towers, being the essential workers. He wants to make clear that he is suffering as much as the common people in self-isolation and has made many self-sacrifices, which are far too many to mention. Although modesty prevents him from saying so himself, a number of eminent people have asked him if he could apply his mind to creating a vaccine for the Covid-19 virus but he tells me he's a little bit too busy for this at the moment. Talking of which, the next update on this site will be on Saturday, 6 June. See you all back here for that!
27 March 2020 - Two Orsam Days within one week! Why? Because of the complete and utter nonsense Lord Orsam found himself reading in Mike Hawley's latest Ripperologist article, his response to which can be found in Fake Orders, Fake Discovery. Also because of the nonsense on the forums over the past few days, his responses to which can be found in Gary the Clanger and in a special (seventh) edition of the Lord Orsam Says... .
22 March 2020 - What better way is there to pass the time in self-isolation than to read the latest articles from Lord Orsam? But you already knew that, which is why you are here. The main article this time is What the Butler Saw: Archaeology in Mud (Maybrick related) and, of course, we have the latest, sixth installment of the perennial favourite Lord Orsam Says.... In there you'll find a link to a bonus article for anyone who wants to reminisce about the good old days of my dear boy, or girl, Pierre. Happy Orsam Day, and stay safe!
26 January 2020 – Happy Orsam Day! Today we have a new article A Man in a Pub, an analysis of Mike Barrett’s 10 April 1999 interview, for which the word ‘masterly’ has been waiting patiently in the dictionary for hundreds of years to be used to describe. In order to keep his fans happy, and to prevent rioting on the streets, Lord Orsam has also condescended to produce another instalment in the people’s favourite: Lord Orsam Says.... Please enjoy what his Lordship has furnished and remember (as he has instructed me to say on pain of dismissal): No Orsam, No Comment!
24 November 2019 - For anyone who has been waiting to hear what Lord Orsam is saying now, just go straight to the latest episode of the incredibly popular Lord Orsam Says.... Then you will no doubt want to read the latest new article, Who Was the Worst Jack the Ripper Writer?
27 October 2019 - Some new articles have been uploaded today. You can start, if you like, with the ever-popular Lord Orsam Says... or, if you want to go straight for the Maybrick Diary meat, you can find a response to the second edition of Robert Smith's book at Not True, Funny How It Seems which has a number of accompanying sub-articles: Off and On Again, One Off Expressions, and Wescott Confidential. If you're interested in the Maybrick Diary you must also check out the updated version of Pillar Of Sand which contains three updates (clearly indicated in blue font) under the headings: '9a We All Hate Dutton', 10. Don't Panick Mr Maybrick! and, briefly, under 'SECTION E PROVENANCE'. You also shouldn't forget Lord Orsam versus The Dictionary. Finally, and for something completely different, check out A49301 (for a temporary period only!).
8 September 2019 - Six new articles from Lord Orsam today. I'm particularly pleased that his Lordship has decided to continue his popular 'blog' page with a brand new Lord Orsam Says.... Then we have three Lechmere related articles: A Look Under The Barnett, Crossing The Line and News Of The Ooze. Next we have a Maybrick related article in A Frequenting Occurrence and, finally, some Sickert related talk in Cornwell's Patsy.
20 August 2019 - Well Lord Orsam certainly has been busy over the past eight days and is today publishing no fewer than four new articles. Wow! The first is a 'blog' response to what has been posted around the forums since his last articles in Lord Orsam Says... . Next, we find a new article about the Lechmere/Cross name issue in A Bee In His Barnett. Then Lord Orsam turns his attention to The Five - that's The Five Feldman Questions of course in The Five......Feldman Questions. Finally, Lord Orsam is keenly aware that some members of the JTR community struggle with long articles and, on the one year anniversary of his explosive departure from the Casebook Censorship Forum, he has helpfully written for them a short one page beginner's guide to that departure entitled From Commissioner to Asterisk: A Beginner's Guide.
12 August 2019 - Two new articles and two updates to existing articles are published today. The first new one is A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To JTR Forums. The second is entitled The Eleven Days. I've also updated Some Thoughts, under the heading 'New JTR Suspect Identified!', and Send In The Clowns too (at the foot of the page).
6 August 2019 - I've published a reply to some online responses to 'Pillar of Sand' in Send In The Clowns. For the technologically troubled, who find the articles on this site too small, you will have a Zoom button within your browser and all you need to do is enlarge from 100% to 150% or 200%, or more, and you can make the articles fill your entire screen if you wish! Isn't technology amazing? For those who don't like the standard fonts and colours on here (which won't be changing - this site is a triumph of content over form!) it's really very quick and easy to copy and past any articles into a Word document and then change the font, font size and font colour to anything you choose, if that will make your reading experience more enjoyable. It's then possible to convert that Word document to a PDF if you wish. Wow!
6 August 2019 - Perhaps hidden too well as a link within my 'Pillar of Sand' article, anyone interested in the 17 September 1888 purported Jack the Ripper letter might want to check out the sub-article (perhaps more of an extended footnote) called 'Page 103B' which you can access here.
28 July 2019 - The person who hides his identity online under the name 'Iconoclast' invited me to respond to his article entitled 'Society's Pillar' and I've now done so in my article published today called Pillar of Sand. This should be read together with my sub-article, One Off Article. A further sub-article is linked to, entitled Page 103B.
3 July 2019 - As promised, I've now updated Cutbush City Limits with information obtained from the death certificate of Arthur Nelson Race, the son of Inspector William Race.
29 June 2019 - I have posted a new article called Cutbush City Limits which responds to an issue raised in Simon Wood's book, not dealt with in my Reconstructing Jack articles. There is also a short vaguely related sub-article called Druitt Extra. In addition, I have added two major sections to Re-Reconstructing Jack. Both sections are in easy to find light blue font and are located under the headings 'STRIDE' and 'LINKING THE MURDERS' respectively. I hope you enjoy them.
9 June 2019 - Visitors to this site will no doubt be aware that in March 2016 I published a response to Simon Wood's 'Deconstructing Jack' called 'Reconstructing Jack', an article that was cited by the Daily Bulletin here, in which David Allen refers to my 'lengthy rebuttal online that calls his thesis "elaborate balderdash"' and provides a link to the article. I promised at the end of my 2016 article that I would keep watch on any future editions of Wood's book and I finally now keep that promise with a response to the 2017 edition in a new article entitled Re-Reconstructing Jack.
25 May 2019 - New articles have been added to this site today. They are designed to be read in the order outlined below (but feel free to select whichever ones you want to start with). Firstly, for anyone interested, I explain the reasons for my resignation in August 2018 from the Casebook Forum in From Commissioner to Asterisk. After I resigned from the Forum, and following the unusual behaviour exhibited in one of the threads by the author and Tumblety 'expert' Michael Hawley, I decided to focus closely on Hawley's published works. I was truly shocked by what I found, as set out in Hawley's Howlers. This leads on to my analysis of The Euston Incident. I've also transcribed key portions of an interview Hawley gave to Jonathan Menges in a a so-called Rippercast which I prefer to call the Howlercast. Whatever you do, don't miss The Howlercast Part 2: The Twelve Constables in which we see how Hawley tries and fails to defend the inclusion in his books of statements relating to the notorious issue of the 12 constables who were supposed to have been assigned to two major London railway stations to catch Tumblety. It's absolutely astonishing. Part 1 of the Howlercast, incidentally, can be found here. In total there are 16 new pages uploaded today including some sub-articles and footnotes to the main articles above. These are linked to from the main articles. You probably won't be able to read everything in one sitting but I do hope you manage all 16 pages.
10 May 2019 - Hi, I added one new article to the site last weekend which is Being Fair to Fairfield.