Jack the Ripper: A Front to Protect the Crown's Reputation
At the close of the 19th century, Prince Albert Victor, aka Prince Eddy, was next in line for the throne - to the displeasure of many. Not only was Eddy a suspected bisexual, but he had had an affair with a (gasp) Roman Catholic shop girl named Annie Crook, which resulted in a child, one possible born out of wedlock. Either way, Queen Victoria was displeased with her future son's associations and instructed her physician, Sir William Gull, to "take care of it." He brought Crook to a hospital where she was "treated" to the point of being institutionalized for the rest of her life. This began a domino effect. All the women who were friends with Annie needed to be eliminated to keep the situation a secret. Dr. Gull may have created Jack the Ripper and carried on savagely silencing the women under the cloak of a vicious serial killer. An alternate theory suggests that Dr. Gull was aided by the Masons and became their ritual killer.