Edward VI (1547-53)

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Western 1549

  • Cornish and Devon protestors besieged Exeter and demanded an end to Protestant reforms and taxes on sheep and wool
  • lasted 5 weeks
  • ended at the battles of Clyst st Mary and Sampford Courtenay in Devon
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Kett 1549

  • Kett led rebellion against illegal enclosures and agrarian practices adopted by county gentry
  • rebel camps set up in several market towns in East Anglia
  • Kett and other ringleaders hanged in Norfolk
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