Colin Reid is Senior Lecturer in History at Northumbria University. His research interests include Irish, British and imperial histories, particularly in the areas of political and cultural thought. He has published 'An Experiment in Constructive Unionis': Isaac Butt, Irish Home Rule and Federalist Political Thought During the 1870s, English Historical Review, forthcoming (2014). The Lost Ireland of Stephen Gwynn: Irish Constitutional Nationalism and Cultural Politics, 1864-1950 (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2011). 'Stephen Gwynn and the Failure of Constitutional Nationalism in Ireland, 1919-21' Historical Journal, vol. 53, no. 3 (2010), pp. 723-45.