The editors of this volume are all members of a research team established in 2001 at the Universidad de Valladolid, Spain, and ever since involved in several government-funded projects. Formed by members of the teaching and research staff of Valladolid’s Department of English Studies, the Grupo San Albano (‘St Alban's Project’) is primarily devoted to the study of the role of St Alban's College, Valladolid, in the history of Anglo-Spanish relations and, more particularly, its rich documentary sources, including the edition and publication of relevant manuscripts. Anunciación Carrera has worked on early medieval Britain and Ireland, and also on St Alban’s College’s institutional relations. She is currently preparing the first edition of Philip M. Perry's correspondence. María José Carrera combines her interest in Irish literature and culture with her work on historical texts extant at the archive of St Alban’s in Valladolid.Ana Sáez and Berta Cano have collaborated in published work on literature and celebration at St Alban's, while the former is preparing a forthcoming publication on the role of St Alban's in the reception of English books in Spain. Apart from her research work with the ‘St Alban’s Project,’ presently concerned with the students’ journal The Albanian (1860–1920), Elena González-Cascos has published materials on applied linguistics and language teaching.The group has been coordinated successively by Carlos Herrero (2001–2006) and Pilar Garcés (2007-2009), who has published critical editions of literary writings by nineteenth-century members of the seminary, the translation of the College's Annals and a brief history of the institution.