Kett's rebellion: events, causes and significance

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1. What was the political structure of Kett's rebellion?

  • Rebels led by the governing classes targeted the gentry and JPs because they were unhappy with the governance of the county.
  • Rebels included members of the gentry and targeted weak JPs
  • Kett had contact with potential supporters on the continent
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2. Which of the following economic causes of the rebellion is specific to Kett's rebellion?

  • Enclosure
  • Unemployment
  • Collapse of the textile industry
  • Inflation
  • Rents

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?

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

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

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


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