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Francis Thompson

Person  Male  Born 18/12/1859  Died 13/11/1907

Poet and cricket lover, author of 'The Hound of Heaven'. Born Preston, Lancashire into the middle classes. Went through a period as a down-and-out and opium addict before being discovered as a poet. Died at the Hospital of St John and St Elizabeth, NW8. The University of Manchester shows a memorial to him in their John Owens Building where he studied medicine, unsuccessfully. The picture source website explains why Thompson has been a suspect for Jack the Ripper. We're convinced by the picture alone.

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