The causes of Tudor Rebellions from 1485-1601

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

The Year of the Many Headed Monster 1549

Sometimes known as the year of commotion, 1549 was a year of unprecedented unrest. Areas throughout the country witnesses pesant revolts oftens as a result of the increased level of enclosure. This occurred in more low lying areas where land was more valuable as sheep land. The pesantry despite promises from the Good Duke Somerset felt that they were increasingly unable to achieve justice lawfully and so resorted to more aggresive measures.

Of these rebellions the two largest were:
  • The Western Rebellion
  • The Kett's Rebellion

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