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Oak of Reformation

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During the turmoil which preceded the Reformation various insurrections took place in different parts of England. The insurrection in Norfolk was headed by one Ket, a tanner, who assumed to himself the power of judicature under an old oak, called thence the Oak of Reformation. The rebels were 20,000 strong; but the earl of Warwick, with 6000 foot and 1500 horse, quickly dispersed them. Several of the leaders were executed, and Ket was hanged in chains.

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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Oak of Reformation'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.

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