Children pay tribute to hero Kett

Children laid flowers at Wymondham to mark the anniversary of the death of Robert Kett, the town's most famous local hero. The tribute, from pupils at Robert Kett Junior School, was placed under a plaque commemorating Kett's rebellion in 1549, when he and his brother William led a rebellion against land enclosures.

Children laid flowers at Wymondham to mark the anniversary of the death of Robert Kett, the town's most famous local hero.

The tribute, from pupils at Robert Kett Junior School, was placed under a plaque commemorating Kett's rebellion in 1549, when he and his brother William led a rebellion against land enclosures.

The uprising was eventually put down by the King's armies, but only after several weeks of struggle in which the rebels held the city of Norwich.

Both men were hanged as traitors, but in more modern times their actions have been recognised as a brave bid for social justice and reform.


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Headteacher Malcolm Gray said: “With our school named after Robert Kett, it is important for each new generation of Wymondham children to have background knowledge and awareness of the events which took place more than 450 years ago.”

The children also visited the town council offices and were welcomed by town mayor, Len Elston.

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