1. What do Abberline and Lees discuss in the Prologue?
Abberline and Lees discuss the events of 1888, where they were both witnesses to Jack the Ripper. Lees questions why they never came forward with the information that they possess (in other words, the identity of the Ripper), to which Abberline reminds him that they surely would have been murdered for their efforts.
2. What is Sickert's relationship with Mary Kelly?
Mary Kelly is a friend of Annie Crook, with whom Sickert's friend, Prince Albert, pursues a career. Sickert is a painter who frequently employs Mary as a model for his work. Quickly, the two sort of become friends, but more frequently, lovers.
3. What is significant about Annie Crook's pregnancy and marriage to Albert?
Annie Crook becomes pregnant during her affair with Albert. Albert is so smitten with her that he marries her in St. Savior's Church. However, only Sickert is aware of the ramifications of this action- Albert is the heir to the English throne and his marriage to shop-girl Annie is a legally binding one. Moreover, Annie's child, due to the legal marriage, is Albert's heir.
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