By Edward Vallance
From medieval Runnymede to twentieth-century Jarrow, from King Alfred to George Orwell when it comes to John Lilburne and Mary Wollstonecraft, a wealthy and vibrant thread of radicalism runs via one thousand years of British background. during this attention-grabbing learn, Edward Vallance strains a countrywide tendency in the direction of revolution, irreverence and reform anyplace it surfaces and in all its style. He unveils the British those who fought and died for non secular freedom, common suffrage, justice and liberty - and indicates why, now greater than ever, their heroic achievements has to be celebrated.
Beginning with Magna Carta, Vallance matters the touchstones of British radicalism to rigorous scrutiny. He conjures up the figureheads of radical motion, genuine and mythic - Robin Hood and Captain Swing, Wat Tyler, Ned Ludd, Thomas Paine and Emmeline Pankhurst - and the preferred pursuits that bore them. Lollards and Levellers, Diggers, Ranters and Chartists, every one has its club, rules and goals revealed.
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A Radical History Of Britain: Visionaries, Rebels and Revolutionaries - The Men and Women Who Fought For Our Freedoms by Edward Vallance