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25 August – Kett’s Rebellion causes trouble

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 more about this rebellion in the reign of King Edward VI in today's talk.

Mr Worn and Miss Cust’s excellent blog article on the rebellion can be found at

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