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Rippercast: The Whitechapel Murders Podcast
The Barrister of Bright Talent: Montague John Druitt
March 8th, 2008
Duration: 01:14:31

Special guest, writer and researcher Andrew Spallek joins the Rippercast for a discussion of CID Chief Melville Macnaghten's leading suspect Montague Druitt. Andy discusses his discovery of the West of England MP whom is believed to have been the source of Macnaghten's private information fingering the barrister and former teacher as the Whitechapel Murderer.

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  Andrew Spallek
       Dissertations: Finding the Victims Graves 
       Dissertations: The West of England MP Identified 
  Melville Macnaghten
       Dissertations: A Mystery Play : Police Opinions on Jack the Ripper 
       Dissertations: Emily and the Bibliophile: A Possible Source for Macnaght... 
       Dissertations: Problems with the Macnaghten Memoranda 
       Message Boards: Melville Leslie Macnaghten 
       Official Documents: The Macnaghten Memoranda 
       Police Officials: Melville Leslie Macnaghten 
       Press Reports: Coshocton Tribune - 3 June 1913 
       Press Reports: Frederick Post - 2 June 1913 
       Press Reports: Times [London] - 13 May 1921 
       Press Reports: Times [London] - 16 May 1913 
       Press Reports: Times [London] - 17 May 1921 
       Press Reports: Washington Post - 4 June 1913 
       Ripper Media: Days of My Years 
       Ripper Media: Days of My Years: Chapter 4 
       Ripper Media: Jack l'Eventreur Demasque 
  Montague John Druitt
       Dissertations: Montague John Druitt 
       Dissertations: Mr. Valentine's School 
       Message Boards: Montague John Druitt 
       Press Reports: Acton, Chiswick & Turnham Green Gazette - 5 January 1889 
       Press Reports: Daily News - 22 May 1886 
       Press Reports: Dorset Chronicle - 10 January 1889 
       Press Reports: Hampshire Advertiser - 12 January 1889 
       Press Reports: Richmond and Twickenham Times - 5 January 1889 
       Press Reports: Southern Guardian - 1 January 1889 
       Press Reports: Southern Guardian - 22 December 1888 
       Press Reports: Thames Valley Times - 2 January 1889 
       Press Reports: Times - 5 October 1972 
       Press Reports: Times [London] - 10 March 1881 
       Press Reports: Times [London] - 12 July 1880 
       Press Reports: Times [London] - 13 February 1888 
       Press Reports: Times [London] - 20 September 1888 
       Press Reports: Times [London] - 24 June 1876 
       Press Reports: Times [London] - 26 June 1876 
       Press Reports: Times [London] - 29 November 1888 
       Press Reports: Times [London] - 30 April 1885 
       Press Reports: Times [London] - 30 November 1888 
       Press Reports: Times [London] - 31 May 1884 
       Press Reports: Times [London] - 4 November 1884 
       Press Reports: Times [London] - 5 July 1884 
       Ripper Media: Jack the Ripper (Farson) 
       Ripper Media: Jack the Ripper Revealed 
       Ripper Media: Jack the Ripper: A Cast of Thousands - Mark Mann 
       Ripper Media: Jack the Ripper: A Suspect Guide - Montague John Druitt 
       Ripper Media: Jack: The Grim Ripper 
       Ripper Media: Montague Druitt: Portrait of a Contender 
       Ripper Media: The Prince, His Tutor and the Ripper 
       Ripper Media: The Ripper Legacy: The Life and Death of Jack the Ripper 
       Ripper Media: When London Walked in Terror 
       Suspects: Montague John Druitt