David Horspool

Man behind bars: John Lilburne spent more than 12 years of his short life in prison or exile - THE BRIDGEMAN ART LIBRARY

John Lilburne: champion of liberty and born belligerent

1 September 2018 9:00 am

John Lilburne was only 43 when he died in 1657, an early death even for the time. But in many…

The Easter Rising’s road to hell — paved with good intentions

9 April 2016 9:00 am

While reading this book in a London café, I was politely buttonholed by an Irishman: ‘Sorry to disturb you, but…

The Peasants’ Revolt — such a thrilling moment in English history — has eluded novelists in the past

29 October 2015 9:00 am

Considering that it was, as Melvyn Bragg rightly puts it, ‘the biggest popular uprising ever experienced in England’, the Peasants’…