Jewish London up to the time of the Great Fire of 1666 | The Lost City of London

(Posted on 16th March to mark the anniversary of the terrible pogrom in York on that day in 1190).

A minority community of Jews became  established in England, including in London, in the reign of the Norman king William I, “the Conqueror”,  in the late eleventh century, many of its members originating from Rouen in Normandy and  involved in money-lending (Christians being barred from the practice at the time).  Tragically, the Jews became subject in the…

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