The English Rebel: One Thousand Years of Trouble-making from the Normans to the Nineties

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From the Peasants' Revolt to the suffragettes, from Oliver Cromwell to Arthur Scargill, this book describes a tradition of resistance, rebellion and radicalism, of violent and charismatic individuals with axes to grind, and of social eruptions and political earthquakes that have shaped England's whole culture and character.

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'A superb losers' history of England - two-thirds of the main characters end up on the scaffold or the gallows - written with narrative verve and delicious detail'

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An intelligent and provocative survey of the recurring role of rebellion and resistance in English history, and of some of the mythologies to which this has given rise - Linda Colley

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