The Underclass, Underculture  & History From Below

Kett's Rebellion, 1549

Kett's Oak, 1549. Graphite & Ink on Lining Paper.

Kett's Oak in Norfolk is a symbolic tree due to it being where Robert Kett, who, as a small landowner turned rebel (after initially being a target of the rebels, and on hearing their grievances against the enclosure of common land, he decided to join, and then lead them), assembled his fellow rebels along with his brother, William; and also where some of the same rebels were hung when the rebellion was suppressed by the young King Edward VI's army.