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August 25 – Norwich is attacked by rebels

On this day in Tudor history, 25th August 1549, in the reign of King Edward VI, the rebels of Kett's Rebellion launched an attack on the south side of Norwich and burned a number of buildings.

Kett's Rebellion lasted from July 1549 until the 27th August 1549, when they were defeated by Crown forces at the Battle of Dussindale.

But what was it all about? What were the rebels' grievances?

Find out more about this rebellion...

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

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August 25 – Norwich is attacked by rebels