Jack the Ripper & other history news

Wanted posterAccording to this Daily Mail article, a "new book claims Britain's most notorious serial killer was actually a WOMAN."

The woman was Lizzie Williams, wife of royal physician Sir John Williams, and the book is Jack the Ripper: The Hand of a Woman by John Morris.

Also from the Daily Mail, a look at how Hawaiian princes introduced surfing to Britain in 1890. Here are some books on Hawaiian royal history.

Finally, from the Guardian, a DNA project has revealed that actor Tom Conti is "directly related to Napoleon Bonaparte." And of course, I have a Napoleon book list for you, too.

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