Roger Spalding is Senior Lecturer in History at Edge Hill University. His interests and publications deal with the culture and politics of the 1930s in Britain, and the relationship between popular culture and historiography. His jointly authored work, with Prof. Christopher Parker, Historiography: an Introduction will be published in September 2007 by Manchester University Press. He is currently working on a monograph, provisionally entitled; Narratives of the Labour Left.Dr Alyson Brown is a Reader in Criminal History at Edge Hill University. Her research focuses on the history of crime and punishment, especially penal history, prison disturbances and criminal identities. She has published widely, most recently (2006) ‘The Amazing Mutiny at the Dartmoor Convict Prison’, British Journal of Criminology (doi:10.1093/bjc/az1086): 1-17. Her books include English Society and the Prison (Boydell, 2003) and A.Brown (ed.) Historical Perspectives on Identities (Cambridge Scholars Press, 2006).