Those who have marvel that the Queen, and lately Lady Thatcher, have been involved in appointing bishops whom the Biblical principle of male headship required to be male should be aware that the Recusants and the Puritans were both way ahead of them, all the way back in the reign of the present Queen's namesake.
Furthermore, Catholics, Quakers, many Baptists, not a few Congregationalists, and the early Methodists, all stood in the tradition that always regarded the Hanoverian Monarchy, its Empire, and that Empire's capitalist ideology as somehow less than fully legitimate, a sense which gave rise to the campaigns against the slave trade, against the social evils arising out of industrialisation and urbanisation, for the extension of the franchise, for the creation of the Labour Movement, and against the Boer and First World Wars.
Radical action for social justice and for peace derived from testing the State and its policies against theologically grounded criteria of legitimacy. It still does. Take note.