As we shall see, in a sense, they defied any description because they were so
different. Anglo-Saxon law said little about the Jews' standing. In England they
were a royal import and therefore the Norman and Angevin kings were able to
Author: Robin R. Mundill
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
In July 1290, Edward I issued writs to the Sheriffs of the English counties ordering them to enforce a decree to expel all Jews from England before All Saints' Day of that year. England became the first country to expel a Jewish minority from its borders. They were allowed to take their portable property but their houses were confiscated by the king. In a highly readable account, Robin Mundill considers the Jews of medieval England as victims of violence (notably the massacre of Shabbat haGadol when York's Jewish community perished at Clifford's Tower) and as a people apart, isolated amidst a hostile environment. The origins of the business world are considered including the fact that the medieval English Jew perfected modern business methods many centuries before its recognised time. What emerges is a picture of a lost society which had much to contribute and yet was turned away in 1290.
The folly of idolatry is too glaring to need much remark ; the kings and princes of
Israel and Judah , in those times , appear to have changed their objects of
worship , and attendant ceremonies , with the same levity and fickleness that
Judaea had become an independent state with a powerful army, but that army
was swollen with non-Jewish mercenaries. Syria's attempt to force Jews to
abandon Judaism and adopt Hellenistic ways had provoked the Maccabee
uprising but, ...
Author: Norman Gelb
Publisher: Jewish Publication Society
We all know about King David and King Solomon, but what about the kings Omri and Uzziah? Of the more than fifty monarchs who sat on the throne of the Jews for over 1000 years, most of us can recall only a few. What we do remember about them has been colored by legend and embellishment. In Kings of the Jews, Norman Gelb tells us the real stories of them all. And in doing so, he reveals how a remarkably resilient people survived divisions, discord, and conquest to forge a vibrant identity that has lasted to the present day. Kings of the Jews explores some of the most dramatic periods in Jewish history: those of the united Israelite kingdom under David and Solomon, the divided kingdoms of Israel and Judah, the Babylonian exile, and the destruction of the Second Temple and the Roman conquest of Jerusalem. With illustrations, maps, chronologies, and index.
After the Conquest of England many Jews moved over. Some were undoubtedly
merchants, but equally many were landowners. The Norman kings called the
Jews “His Jews”, meaning the king's Jews.1 The Norman kings gave the Jews ...
Author: Hugh Montgomery
Publisher: Book Tree
One of the most scholarly examinations of the heritage of European rulers. The implications are enormous involving a lineage traced back to Odin, whose lineage then merged with the bloodline of Jesus Christ himself. This is a subject whose time has come, with a well-researched book that goes far beyond mere speculation.
ment and family a train of heavy judgments. Joab in the mean time informed
David that the town he had besieged must fall, and advised him to be present at
its capture ;--this he did, and put the King and all its inhabitants either to death or
OW in the twelfth month, that ts, the month Adar, on the thirteenth day of the same
, "when the king's commandment and his decree drew near to be put in execution
, in the day that the enemies of the Jews hoped to have power over them; ...
8 Write ye also for the Jews , as 71 And the king arising from the 1 Or , at the it
liketh you , in the king ' s name , banquet of ... Then said cd , unto the Jews , and
to the lieu the king , Will he force the queen tenante , and the deputies and rualso
Ha - man had just at this mo - ment ar - ri - ved to ask the king ' s per - mis - sion to
have Mor - de - ca - i hang - ed on the ... and take the clothes , and the horse as
thou hast said , and do so un - to Mor - de - ca - i the Jew , who sits in the king ' s ...
that appertained to the king ' s crown , he which he had drawn into his net , and
comshould likewise be quit thereof by his single manded all the Jews , of both
sexes , throughoath taken upon his roll ; that if a difference out England , to be ...
6 For how can I endure to see the evil . 17 And in every province , and in every
that shall come unto my people ? or how city , whithersoever the kings
commandcan I endure to see the destruction of my ment and his decree came ,
the Jews had ...