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The Magna Carta and the Jews

How the complex legal status of the Jews of England shaped the Magna Carta

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The Magna Carta and the Jews: How the complex legal status of the Jews of England shaped the Magna Carta

The Magna Carta was the result of a standoff between King John of England and his barons in 12th century England. The special status of the Jewish community as property of the king was a factor in the tensions that led to the standoff, and is reflected in the charter itself.
Jewish History, England

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