Nicholas Roe is Professor of English Literature at the University of St Andrews, Scotland. His publications include Wordsworth and Coleridge. The Radical Years (1988), in which 'Citizen' John Thelwall features prominently. He is also the author of John Keats and the Culture of Dissent (1997) and Fiery Heart: The First Life of Leigh Hunt (2005). His edited books include Samuel Taylor Coleridge and the Sciences of Life (2001), Leigh Hunt: Life, Poetics, Politics (2003) and English Romantic Writers and the West Country (2010). He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, and a Trustee of the Keats-Shelley Memorial Association and The Wordsworth Trust.