The Tudor Society

December 7 – The execution or rebel Robert Kett

On this day in Tudor history, 7th December 1549, in the reign of King Edward VI, Robert Kett, the former leader of Kett's Rebellion, was executed.

The rebel leader was hanged from the walls of Norwich Castle after being found guilty of treason. His brother William was hanged the same day, but from the steeple of Wymondham Church.

You can find out all about Robert Kett and his rebellion in this video:

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