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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

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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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