The British tend to rebel over the issue of tax. Tactics have included non-payment, riots, armed mobs and even murder. And the rebellions have often led to changes in government – and even to the US war of independence (“No taxation without representation”).
Five examples are:
- The Peasants’ Revolt of 1381, led by Wat Tyler
- The Cornish Rebellion of 1497, led by Thomas Flamank and Joseph An Gof
- Jack Cade’s tax rebellion of 1450
- The Boston Tea Party of 1773
- The Community Charge (AKA the poll tax) from 1990