The story of England
is a story of rebellion.
For a thousand years the English people have fought their rulers – often bloodily. David Horspool's The English Rebel traces the radicals, street protests, civil upheavals and explosive confrontations which are the hidden history of a country at war with itself. From the Norman conquest and resistance of 1066 through to 1990s' Poll Tax riots, the Peasants Revolt to the Suffragettes, Oliver Cromwell to Arthur Scargill, Magna Carta and the Gunpowder Plot to the battle of Cable Street, The English Rebel proves that England never shies from a fight.