Tuesday, November 01, 2011

November 1: The expulsion of English Jewry

 From wilsonsalmanac.com:

Edward I of England1290 The expulsion of English Jewry. All the Jews in England had to leave the country by this date under a proclamation of the king.
Edward I of England (1239 - 1307), on his sick-bed, made a vow to God that if he recovered his health, he would undertake another crusade against the 'infidels'. Some of the Jewish people of England had prospered as financiers when the country had squandered its wealth on the invasions of Palestine (the Crusades) ...


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