The King's Jews: Money, Massacre and Exodus in Medieval England
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The King's Jews: Money, Massacre and Exodus in Medieval England

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In July 1290, Edward I issued writs to the Sheriffs ofthe English counties ordering them to enforce a decree to expel all Jews from England before All Saints' Day of that year.England became the first country to expel a Jewish minority from its borders. They were allowed to take their portable property but their houses were confiscated by the king.In a highly readable acco...more
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published August 9th 2010 by Bloomsbury Academic (first published June 7th 2010)
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Siria
This is a pretty solid, though brief, overview of the history of Jews in medieval England. Mundill's strongest when he's dealing with the legal and financial interactions of English Jews and Christians, particularly as he has quite a solid body of evidence to deal with. I'm not sure I quite understand all the various forms of financial interaction that were possible, but I think that's due less to Mundill's writing and more to my lack of a mathematical brain.

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Blurb: This title considers the Jews of medieval England as victims of violence (notably the Clifford's Tower massacre) and as an isolated people. In July 1290, Edward I issued writs to the Sheriffs of the English counties ordering them to enforce a decree to expel all Jews from England before All Saints' Day of that year. England became the first country to expel a Jewish minority from its borders. They were allowed to take their portable property but their houses were confiscated by the king....more
Dean Irwin
This was a well researched edition to this history of the Jews' in England. However the basis of the book was brilliant and I would suggest this book to anyone who is looking for a thematic history of the Jews' time in England
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