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Published date: 19 May 2010

William the Conqueror invited Jews into England from Normandy around 1070, but the Jewish community of merchants and money lenders formed an uneasy relationship with the English crown and people. Medieval Jews were considered to be the king’s property, and received certain protection, despite ruthless exploitation of their finances by the crown. However, their religious beliefs created suspicion that resulted in frequent persecution.

Author: Adrian Jobson and Sean Cunningham Duration: 42:02

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  1. 4 July 2012
    5:56 pm

    Bernard M. Malloy

    Excellent topic; hard to understand

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