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        Robert Kett seated under the 'Tree of Reformation' receiving the King's messenger

        Wale, Samuel (1721-86) (after). English. Medium: engraving. Date: 18th Century. Robert Kett (c.1492-1549) was a wealthy tanner who lead a protest against land enclosure, eventually occupying Norwich; image shows a royal messenger arriving to offer the rebels a full pardon if they agreed to go home peacefully, Kett refused and was eventually hung; all took place over the summer of 1549; Provenance: Private Collection.

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