Kett's Rebellion

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Causes

1. Class Antagonism

2. Hatred for the local government.

3. Resentment at abuse by landowners

4. Enclosure.

Chronology

1549 July: Rising hatred from the poor at the rich taking land from the poor through enclosure meant that the peasants rose up and started tearing down the fences. Kett, a wealthy man, joined in in order to avoid being attacked himself.

July 9th: Kett takes charge of the protest leading around 16,000 men into Norwich, the biggest city in the reigon at the time. They set up camps outside the city gates and people from the city joined in. There was soon more camps set up across Norfolk and Suffolk. 

A rebels council was elected and they formed their own Protestant services and courts. Their loyalty to the King…

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