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From the very beginning, the presence of the Jews in England would have been dependent on the express protection of the king. This shaped their legal status in ways both good and bad, and ultimately paved the way for their expulsion.

The "Protection" of the Jews in England, 1190-1290

The "Protection" of the Jews in England, 1190-1290

How royal protection shaped the legal status of the Jews and led to their expulsion

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The "Protection" of the Jews in England, 1190-1290: How royal protection shaped the legal status of the Jews and led to their expulsion

From the very beginning, the presence of the Jews in England would have been dependent on the express protection of the king. This shaped their legal status in ways both good and bad, and ultimately paved the way for their expulsion.
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Paul Brand is Professor of English Legal History at the University of Oxford and a Senior Research Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford. He is a senior member of The Magna Carta Project research team.
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