Strange strikes, peculiar protests, bizarre boycotts, unusual uprisings, different demos...

Once a week, Rebel Britannia marks the anniversary of an event or personality from this island's 2,000-year record of disobedience and dissent.

This isn't a conventional history of British rebellion, though - it's a highlights package, concentrating only on the oddest, most unexpected stories.

“Disobedience, in the eyes of any one who has read history, is man's original virtue. It is through disobedience that progress has been made, through disobedience and through rebellion.” - Oscar Wilde

"This island, stubborn to the core, from the time people first lived here, rebels ungratefully sometimes against God, sometimes against its own citizens, and often against foreign kings and their subjects." - Gildas

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