Over the course of 1888, in the overcrowded section of London known as Whitechapel, an unknown killer took the lives of five women.
Mary Ann "Polly"Nichols was born in 1845 in London. She married in 1864 to a printer's machinist. The marriage fell apart after the birth of their forth child as she struggled with alcoholism. She turned to prostitution as a means of support.
On the night of Aug 26, 1888, she was brutally murdered by the man whom we've come to know only as Jack the Ripper