"Elegantly written, highly opinionated and enormously enjoyable, this one...is among McLynn's best" (Sunday Times
"Intelligent, combative, thoroughly researched and thoroughly readable history... Outstanding
" (Edward Pearce Independent
"Fascinating and always enjoyable" (Sean McGlynn Spectator
"A refreshing look at Britain’s relationship with revolution" (The Scotman
"Refreshing … [an] intelligent, provocative book" (Edward Vallance Literary Review
An incisive analysis cutting to the heart of Britain's most turbulent moments and looking at why Britain may have been brought to the brink at times, but didn't descend into revolution.