Sep 19, 2013
In 1290 England became the first nation to expel a Jewish
community, which had then been established for over 200 years.
Edward I forcibly removed the community from the borders, in
particular accusing Jewish moneylenders of illicitly ‘clipping’
coins for their own profit.
Historic Royal Palaces’ curator Megan Gooch will discuss 13th-century coinage, before historian Dr Richard Huscroft explores the events that culminated in this remarkable and tragic expulsion.