Kett's rebellion: events, causes and significance

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1. What was the main religious cause of the rebellion

  • Opposition to new monarch
  • Incompetence of priests and clergy
  • Recently introduced legislation
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2. Which of the following is NOT a reason why Kett's rebellion wasn't a serious threat?

  • The purpose was not to overthrow the government
  • The rebellion didn't march on London
  • It forced conflicts in Scotland and Spain to end
  • It lacked aristocratic participation

3. How did Kett's Rebellion begin?

  • An attack on enclosure fences at a community feast
  • The murder of a local JP
  • Outrage at the introduction of the Edwardian Prayer book

4. Which of the following is NOT a reason why Kett's rebellion was a serious threat?

  • Rebels were well disciplined under Kett
  • Government forces were stretched and had to recruit mercenaries
  • Rebels besieged Norwich
  • There was no cross regional cooperation
  • It was the largest rising in 1549
  • The government was weakened by a new monarch and regime

5. Where did Kett set up camp and write his list of articles?

  • Mousehold Heath
  • the Kent coast
  • Norwich
  • just outside London


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