Thursday, November 20, 2014

Freemasonry and Pop Culture: From Hell: the FX series

According to, FX is developing a series based on Alan Moore's From Hell graphic novel. For those of you who don't know, From Hell takes the theory first presented by Stephen Knight in his book, Jack the Ripper: The Final Solution. The premise is that Prince Albert had fathered an illegitimate heir was involved in a morganatic marriage with a Roman Catholic commoner that would not have been able to claim the throne after the Act of Settlement of 1701. This would have been extremely scandalous so, it's supposed, that Jack the Ripper was a part of a cover up of that marriage and child. The Masonic aspect is that this cover up is performed by Sir William Gull, a prominent member of London society and a Freemason, who murders these women as a continuation of male dominance in society (a near religious practice to attack women) with a Masonic twist.

Although I do not believe the premise, the story itself is very well written. It appears that this new series may be based off of the 2001 film of the same name, which starred Johnny Depp, but as of yet, no word on which source material will be used. I'll hold off judgment until I see the new series.

Edit: corrected the nature of the child in relation to the story.

1 comment:

ExMeaSententia said...

I first saw that film when I was about 18 or 19. That film was what lead me to become a Freemason.