Kett's Rebellion

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Kett's Rebellion

Causes

  • Enclosure
  • Population Spike
  • Devaluation of the Coinage
  • Encouragement from Somerset through his letters and actions
  • Hereditary right to rebel
  • Failure of Local Government
  • Corruption
  • Imprisonment of the Duke of Norfolk
  • Gathering of many drunk people
  • Ineffectiveness of the Marquess of Northampton
  • Nostalgia
  • Desire to prove the ability to self-govern

Effects

  • Kett's Rebellion - 16,000

Overall summary

Ostensibly about local government bu implicitly about central government.

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