Mary Davis is Professor of Labour History formerly at London Metropolitan University. She is now a Visiting Professor at Royal Holloway, University of London. She has written, broadcast and lectured widely on women’s history, labour history, imperialism and racism. Her published books include Comrade or Brother? A history of the British Labour Movement 1789-1951(2009); Marxism & Struggle (1998); Fashioning a New World: a history of the Woodcraft Folk (2000), Sylvia Pankhurst: a life in Radical Politics (1999) and Class & Gender in British Labour History (2011). She was a recipient of the TUC Women’s Gold Badge in 2010.