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The Tudor Society

25 August – A uncle of queens and Kett’s Rebellion

On this day in history, 25th August 1554, Thomas Howard, 3rd Duke of Norfolk, magnate, soldier and uncle of Queens Anne Boleyn and Catherine Howard, died of natural causes at his home of Kenninghall in Norfolk. He was laid to rest in St Michael’s Church, Framlingham, Suffolk.

Find out more about this important Tudor man, and how he escaped the axe-man and died at a good age in his bed...

Also on this day in Tudor history, 25th August 1549, Robert Kett and his rebels launched an attack on the south side of Norwich and burned a number of buildings.

Kett's Rebellion lasted from July 1549 until the Battle of Dussindale on 27th August 1549, but what was it all about?

What were the rebels' grievances?

Find out in this video...

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25 August – A uncle of queens and Kett’s Rebellion