Robert Kett

People from the Wicklewood and Kimberley areas are thought to have been involved, at some level, in the 1549 rebellion led by Robert Kett of Wymondham.
On their way to Norwich, the rebel army was suddenly confronted by Sir Roger Wodehouse, of Kimberley, who tried to persuade them to abandon the enterprise. Instead, Sir Roger was captured and held prisoner until the rebellion was finally put down.