A Biography of Jack the Ripper

By Tim Lambert Jack the Ripper was a mysterious figure who stalked the East End of London in 1888. Jack the Ripper’s Victims Martha Tabram (?) Nobody is certain how many women Jack the Ripper killed. Most people think there were 5 victims but there may have been others. One possible victim was Martha Tabram.… Continue reading A Biography of Jack the Ripper

A Brief Biography of Ivan the Terrible

By Tim Lambert Ivan the Terrible is remembered as a cruel tyrant although he also strengthened Russia. (When Ivan was born Russia was much smaller than it is now and much less powerful). Ivan was born on 25 August 1530. His father was Grand Prince Vasily III of Moscow. However, the Grand Prince died in… Continue reading A Brief Biography of Ivan the Terrible

A History of Corporal Punishment

By Tim Lambert Early Corporal Punishment Corporal punishment is derived from a Latin word meaning body. It meant physical punishment and in the past, it was very common. In the past corporal punishment was by no means limited to children. It was used on adults as well. Whipping has been a common punishment since ancient… Continue reading A History of Corporal Punishment

A History of Domestic Violence

By Tim Lambert Domestic violence or partner-on-partner violence is probably as old as the human race. In 1655 Massachusetts Bay Colony in North America decreed ‘No man shall strike his wife nor any woman her husband’. The punishment was a heavy fine or corporal punishment. This was one of the first laws in the Western… Continue reading A History of Domestic Violence