What happened to Robert Kett?

What happened to Robert Kett?

On 7 December 1549 Robert was executed at Norwich, and his body was hanged on the top of the castle, while that of William was hanged on the church tower at Wymondham.

Where was Kett buried?

​Kett’s Heights is one of Norwich’s best-kept secrets. It is steeply wooded and contains the remains of a medieval chapel, 19th century garden terraces and one of the three strategic viewpoints overlooking Norwich. It is from where Robert Kett and his 10,000 followers besieged the city in 1549.

Where was Robert Kett born?

Wymondham, United Kingdom
Robert Kett/Place of birth

Who put down Ketts rebellion?

Led by Robert Kett, the peasants marched 10 miles into Norwich and gathered on Mousehold Heath, attracting the support of the poorer people of Norwich. Some 15,000 rebels eventually gathered here and their pitched battles against government forces on the streets of Norwich led to a national crisis.

Was Kett’s rebellion a failure?

Kett’s rebellion ended on 27 August when the rebels were defeated by an army under the leadership of the Earl of Warwick at the Battle of Dussindale. Kett was captured, held in the Tower of London, tried for treason, and hanged from the walls of Norwich Castle on 7 December 1549.

Who was Sir John flowerdew?

The prime target for the rebellion was however Sir John Flowerdew, who had earned the dislike of the population not only through enclosing land but also for having been the overseer of the demolition of Wymondham Abbey during the dissolution.

Why is tombland in Norwich called tombland?

Tombland is the very heart of Norwich, the centre of activity here before the Norman’s arrived in England in 1066. Nothing could be further from the truth; the name comes from two Old English words meaning ‘open ground’, or empty space. …

How old is Kett’s oak?

“The UK’s oldest oak is said to be over 1,000 years old, so we hope this work helps the Kett’s Oak live for another 500 years.”

How old is Kett’s Oak?

Why did the rebellions of 1549 Fail?

One reason why the trouble did not have greater effect, however, was the fact that there was no communication or planning between different groups. The rebels had local grievances and the rebellions were put down one by one, often by local rather than central government forces.