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David Horspool (born 1971) is a historian and sport editor of the Times Literary Supplement. His first book - Why Alfred Burned the Cakes: A King and His 1100-year Afterlife, was a scholarly yet popular history of the reign of King Alfred. His next book, published in August 2009, is The English Rebel: One Thousand Years of Trouble-making from the Normans to the Nineties - a history of rebellion from Magna Carta to Arthur Scargill. A scholar at Eton and Christ Church, Oxford, he writes for the Sunday Times, The Guardian, the Telegraph and the New York Times.