Robert Kett addresses his followers on Mousehold Heath
Kett's Rebellion was the most serious outbreak of unrest during the reign of Edward VI. What was the reason for these revolts in the 1540s and why did Robert Kett, a wealthy yeoman farmer and tanner, become the leader of this rebellion? This display will help to answer these questions.
You will discover the background of Wymondham's most famous inhabitant and his family and why he felt compelled to take up the cause of the local rebels. The display also describes the sequence of events during the rebellion from its beginning following a minor disturbance in Attleborough, through its successes that culminated with the fall of Norwich and its ultimate failure. You will also learn of the fate of Robert Kett and his brother William.
Admission is included in the museum's normal admission prices.