Down With The Fences
Date: Wednesday 7th May 2008
Venue: Bridewell Police Station, Entrance On Silver Street.
The Kett Rebellion
Speaker: Peter Clark
The Kett Rebellion was a sudden explosion of popular feeling against the enclosure policies of the Tudor government that swept through Norfolk in the summer of 1549. 20,000 people led by Robert Kett created a self-governing camp outside Norwich. It required two military expeditions from London to suppress the uprising.
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A plaque at the entrance of Norwich Castle that commemorates Thomas Kett.