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Robert Kett

(d. 1549) rebel

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battle of Dussindale

Overview page. Subjects: British History.

1549.

*Kett's rebellion in Norfolk in 1549 posed a formidable threat to the government of Protector Somerset. One relief force under William Parr, Lord Northampton was driven out...

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Duke of Northumberland, John Dudley

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(c. 1505–53).

Dudley had a brilliant but brief career at the very top of Tudor politics. His father, Henry VII's financier Edmund Dudley, was executed in 1510. His mother Elizabeth...

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Norfolk

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Was the fourth largest of the traditional counties. From Yarmouth in the east to Sutton Bridge in the west is over 70 miles. From Yarmouth round to the Wash is coast, lashed by what Camden...

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Prayer Book rising

Overview page. Subjects: British History.

1549.

The regime of Protector Somerset at the accession of Edward VI moved sharply towards protestantism and in January 1549 Parliament ordered the new Book of Common Prayer in...

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serfdom

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

A form of personal dependency in rural society that stood between freedom and slavery. It was a social and legal practice affecting a varying number of arrangements by landlords to ...

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1st duke of Somerset, Edward Seymour

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(c.1500–52).

The foundation of Somerset's career was that he was elder brother of Jane Seymour, Henry VIII's third wife, and therefore uncle to Edward VI. His progress was by no...

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Western Rebellion

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A rebellion in Cornwall and Devon during 1547–9 against the Edwardian Reformation. See Anthony Fletcher, Tudor Rebellions (1973), ch. 5.

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