Readmission of the Jews in England Research Paper by Nessa

Readmission of the Jews in England
This is a research paper that discusses the events that led to the re-admission of the Jews to England in the seventeenth century.
# 118180 | 1,281 words | 16 sources | MLA | 2009 | BG
Published on Jan 10, 2010 in History (European - 17th Century)

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This paper first discusses the expulsion of the Jews from Spain and Portugal in the 1490s and its causes. The paper then explains how crypto, or secret Jews, sought shelter in France, as well as England and the Ottoman Empire. Lastly, the paper discusses the Jews that went to England and that were readmitted in 1655.

Expulsion From Spain
Expulsion From Portugal
The Jews That Went to England and Their Readmission

From the Paper:

"King Manoel I (1495-1521) supported the Jews living in Portugal because their skills would help the country's economy, but he was pressured by his wife's parents, King Fernando and Queen Isabel of Spain, to chase away or convert the Jews. An eviction order was issued in 1496, but in 1497 almost all Jews were forcefully converted to Catholicism, without exile being an option. The king did not actually want to be deprived of the Jewish economic potential; thus when the deadline for conversion approached, he had thousands of Jews congregated in Lisbon for embarkation to the country of their choice, but at the last minute he had them dragged to church to be forcibly baptized."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Jacobs, Emanuel, The White Hall Conference,
  • Jews and Crypto-Jews in Spain and Portugal,
  • The Spanish Expulsion, 1492, Jewish Virtual Library,
  • Alahmbra Decree, from Notes on Crypto-Jewish History, Lehrhaus Judaica,
  • Shell, From Coexistence to Toleration, p.312, Critical Inquiry, Vol. 17, No. 2,

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