The Kett Rebellion

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What are the causes of the Kett Rebellion?
Confused nature of the lower order, their discontent against the economic changes.
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When was the Kett Rebellion?
1549
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Sir John Flowerdew, was in a dispute with who?
Local yeomen, Robert Kett. A small landowner, who had enclosed much common land.
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How many were in Kett's army?
16,000
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Where did they set up camp for 6 weeks?
Mousehold Heath
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Who was the rebellion crushed by?
John Dudley (Earl of Warwick)
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Northampton captured Norwich and had to let it go after a day. What did Warwick do?
Brought the rebels to a battle at Dussindale. 4000 royal troops and rebels were killed.
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What happened to Kett?
Captured and hung.
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What were the demands of the rebels?
29 articles. Notably: stop enclosing common land, rents to be reduced to how they were under Henry VII, bondmen given their freedom, rivers to be open to all for fishing.
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Assessing the Kett Rebellion.
Suporters of the Protestant Reformation. Kett encouraged Protestant ministers to preach to the rebels. Enclosure seen as the main reason, but one of many agricultural demands.
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What were the major demands?
Commons to be kept open and free for husbandmen to graze their livestoke, and that rents should not be increased excessively. Appeared to yearn for the favourable economic conditions that existed under Henry VII/
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