Ian McBride is Professor of History at King’s College London. He received his B.A. Honors, First Class from Jesus College, Oxford where he received the Oxford University Arnold History prize for best dissertation in History and his Ph.D. from University College London. A Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, and the British Association for Irish Studies, he has written numerous articles and papers on Modern Irish and British History, including the role of the historian in national memory. Selected publications include the book Eighteenth-Century Ireland: The Isle of Slave (2009 ) and the article The Shadow of the Gunman: Irish Historians and the IRA in the Journal of Contemporary History (July 2011).