We can all relate to stories of notable rebels from history. Somewhere deep down, standing up to tyranny appeals to each one of us, even if most people wouldn’t go as far as these people did. That’s why many of them are still remembered as heroes in their own countries, regardless of whether they succeeded or not.
More importantly, these stories provide a more accurate and complete picture of their respective time periods, as they shine a light on those parts that’d have otherwise been written out of history. Rome’s slave rebellions, as an example, help us understand the Roman story from the perspective of its sizable slave population, instead of just a handful of nobles that got to write it.
This is an encore of one of our previous lists, as presented by our YouTube host Simon Whistler. Read the full list!