Author: Julia Laite

Drunk Canadians in London, November 1916

Julia Laite The world has just commemorated the 100th annivesary of the beginning of the First World War. While most historians have come to categorize the war as, in the words of Richard Evans, ‘the seminal catastrophe of the entire period’, ideologically driven government officials and some military historians insist that […]

Jack the Ripper: Case Never Closed

This article by Notches editor Julia Laite appeared in the September 9, 2014 issue of The Guardian.  The latest development in a near-150-year-old saga made headlines this week: an armchair detective has used DNA evidence to claim that Aaron Kosminski was Jack the Ripper, the infamous figure who murdered and mutilated women in […]