I FINALLY made it up to Kett’s Heights last week, and instantly felt embarrassed that I’d never made the effort before. For a start there’s this excellent panoramic view over Norwich. Second, a wonderful sense of peace and quiet. And third, well if you’ve got a historical bone in your body, then Kett’s Rebellion of 1549 simply makes more sense from up here. Robert Kett’s massive rag-tag army of rebels were ranged across the high ground from Mousehold Heath to what we now call Thorpe Hamlet. From here, it’s easy to imagine them making camp. From here they held the high ground. From here, in their thousands, I can imagine them feeling pretty invincible.
* Full details on Kett’s Rebellion here.