Jews of Sarum

FOUND IN:

There were small Jewish communities all over medieval England, including in the little town of Wilton, just two miles from Sarum. The unexpected story of how the Jewish community helped finance the Church, the vexed question of 'usury', and the way that the Jews were expelled from England late in the thirteenth century are all related in some detail in the 'Founding' chapter of SARUM.




 

 

 

Did You Know?
The First Film. Though disputed by historians who claim that a functional Lumière camera did not exist before the end of 1894, the Lumière brothers, widely regarded as the inventors of cinema, claimed to have shot their first films in August, 1894. Seven months later, in March, 1895 in Paris, they presented what was probably the world’s first screening of a film in front of a large audience. Ironically, the main purpose of their presentation was to showcase exciting research on colour photography, but the brothers were surprised at how fixated the audience was with the moving black and white images also on display !




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