Sam Leith writes in the Spectator -
David Horspool’s new book, the English Rebel, is a detailed survey of the English men, women and mobs who have been prepared to risk life and property to rise up against power. It starts in the time of the Norman yoke and ends with the Poll Tax riots in the time of the Norman Tebbit. It is, to adapt Carlyle, a ‘history of irate men’.
Don't forget that the Scots were very helpful during the Civil War in opposing the high-handedness of Charles I, while the Welsh were valiant in defying King John, and more than three kings were deposed, Sam, by men and women fighting oppression. Still, a book worth looking into.