A century before Jack the Ripper, a long-forgotten fiend haunted the streets of London. He became known as the ‘London Monster’ and his modus operandi was to stalk well-to-do Georgian ladies.
Hysteria gripped the city; sightings of a long-limbed ‘monster’ were reported on many a dimly-lit street corner. With the police seemingly outsmarted at every turn, it created one of the earliest examples of what would later become known as a ‘moral panic’.
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