Kett's Rebellion tea towel

£13.00
100% Organic Cotton
Made in the UK
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  • Sturdy half panama unbleached US cotton (48cm x 70cm)
  • Our special inks mean that colours last in the wash
  • Includes hanging loop
  • Designed and manufactured in the UK
  • Delivery with Royal Mail, free on orders over £35
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Kett’s rebellion was a revolt in Norfolk during the reign of Edward VI, in the 16th century. The common people were incensed by landlords who enclosed land and deprived them of their traditional farming and grazing rights.

Kett was a yeoman, a servant of the local lord, who instead of resisting the attempts by the peasants to tear down fences, joined them and headed up their rebellion. Kett was captured, held in the Tower of London, tried for treason, and hanged from the walls of Norwich Castle on 7 December 1549.

A plaque at Norwich Castle calls him “a notable and courageous leader in the long struggle of the common people of England to escape from a servile life into the freedom of just conditions.”

Half Panama unbleached cotton (heavy weight, textured finish). Stitched on all four sides. Includes hanging loop. Measures approximately 48 x 70cm. Machine wash at 40 degrees max. We recommend that before you use your tea towel for the first time you wash it at least once to soften up the material and make it more absorbent for drying dishes. Please note size can vary slightly.