A famous Punch cartoon, used in this enquiry, pokes fun at Sir Charles Warren’s leadership of the Met. It suggests that so many officers were used in the investigations, the rest of London was easy pickings for thieves!
Yet Charles Warren is remembered with one of those blue plaques! But, his predecessor Sir Edmund Henderson is ‘plaqueless’. Is this fair?
The aim of this enquiry is to consider the roles and reputations of the two key personalities in leading policing in the Whitechapel area.
Here students develop overviews of both men and reach a conclusion about the relative merits of each.
They end with a choice of end task.
- Lesson presentation: PowerPoint
- Lesson write-up: PDF
- Resource 1: PDF
- Resource 2: PDF
- Worksheet 1: PDF