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?
In 1598, Queen Elizabeth ordered a banquet featuring a food source from the new world: potatoes. The royal cooks, having never prepared potatoes before, threw the veggie away and cooked the green part or eye instead, sickening the whole royal court. Elizabeth banned the vegetable. The ban was eventually lifted a few years later when potatoes gained popularity in Spain, France and Italy.




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