Special Sub-Topic: The Jews in British History
|In what year were the Jews expelled from England?|
1290. Under Edward I Longshanks, the ruler known for his great height.
|Why did the King claim he expelled the Jews from England?|
A Jew was accused of killing a boy.. Although the other reasons were probably correct, the murder of the boy was the reason they were given. Some people thought that if one Jew could kill a little boy, the rest could too and promptly kicked them out.
|In the 1650s, Jews from ____ who were in the Netherlands asked to be let into England.|
Spain. Apparently, the Spanish weren't too fond of Jews and they thought that England would be a good place to live.
|Who let the Jews come back and in what years?|
Cromwell, 1654-1655. That's one of the few good things that happened during his reign.
|Why were the Jews let back into England?|
The person thought the Jews had to be readmitted to 'Israel' for the 2nd Coming.. Cromwell truly believed that letting the Jews in was a necessary condition for the Second Coming. Unfortunately, he wouldn't live long enough to see it because he died in 1658.
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