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?
This month four hundred years ago, the famed Mayflower began its journey across the Atlantic. After abandoning its sister ship, the Speedwell, which was not seaworthy, the Mayflower finally set sail in September. The people on the Mayflower all belonged to an obscure sect called the Brownists. The founder, Brown himself, had already abandoned the sect and returned to the king’s Church of England. The Pilgrim fathers were woefully badly prepared for their journey, lacking proper farm implements and livestock. The miracle is that they survived at all!




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