England's Jewish Solution: Experiment and Expulsion, by Robin R. Mundill

By Robin R. Mundill

This e-book examines the Jewish group in England from 1262 to 1290, in the course of the reign of Edward I. starting with a survey of the historiography and historical past of medieval Anglo-Jewry, the booklet analyzes the Jews' monetary price to the Crown and shows that when 1275 a few could have diverse into commodity broker. another bankruptcy examines the various fortunes of 7 provincial groups, that's by means of the main accomplished research of borrowers to Jews up to now, exhibiting the broader impression of Jewish lending. ultimately, the explanations at the back of one of many first eu expulsions of the Jews are thought of extensive.

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30 23 The Independent, 6 July 1987, p . 4; The Jewish Chronicle, 19 January 1996 gives details o f what is thought to b e a medieval synagogue in Guildford. 24 J e w ' s H o l l o w c o m b e in D e v o n , D e v o n R O , Crediton tithe m a p 1891; J e w s ' M e a d o w s in Horsham, W e s t Sussex; Levy 1902a. ~3 Jacobs 1893b; Langmuir 1972; Lincoln Public Library, T h e Banks Collection; Lethieullier 1700; Tuck 1934, pp. vii-ix; R o t h 1934, pp. 2 0 - 5 . 26 Pearson 1983; Addyman 1984; Lilley etal, 1994; H o n e y b o u m e 1964; Roberts 1992.

22 A mikvah, or ritual bath, which may well date back to the eleventh century has been discovered in 19 2() Stacey 1987a, pp. 61-2; Mundill 1991a. Richmond 1992. "" Jacobs 1896, pp. 162-91; Essex 1782; Samuel 1974; Adler 1928, pp. 122—3. 21 Mundill 1990b. The English Exodus re-examined 23 Bristol. 24 Lincoln preserves not only its Jew's House at No. 28 Most of the heritage that the medieval Anglo-Jew has left behind is documentary. This evidence is so voluminous that it provides a very clear picture of Jewish life for just over two centuries.

A renewed interest in the Jews seems to have been stimulated only in the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries, when Spanish Marrano Jews began to return. 7 But even then, antiquarians made nothing more than passing references to the Expulsion of 1290, even if they showed slightly more curiosity and interest than some modern historians. 8 John Stow remarked that 'the number ofJews now expulsed was 15,060 persons whose houses being sold the King made a mighty masse of money'. ' 10 An anonymous seventeenth-century anti-Jewish pamphleteer also suggested that the Crown gained from the Expulsion: Some say they had only money given them to bear their charges over into France.

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