>In 1290, King Edward I issued an edict expelling all Jews from England. The expulsion edict remained in force for the rest of the Middle Ages.
Was this justified expulsion or another example of antisemitic persecution
before jumping to conclusions, is there anything to explain why he expelled? And was this policy forced on others as well?
I don't understand people who claim Jews are always to blame for being exiled or punished. Christians chased away and repressed pagans non the less, and yet stormfags go on and on about European traditions in regards to paganism.
Well it stems from the enormous amount of debt he racked up from his wars against France, Scotland, and Wales. Jews, being an educated minority that were allowed to bypass the Christian statutes of usury, comprised a majority of the tax collectors and treasurers in the English court. By expelling the Jews, Edward wiped out a huge chunk of his debt. The French would follow suit and the English would repeat this during the reign of Edward III against the Italian bankers.
No, they only became prominent bankers during the "Renaissance"; originally they were shepherds, and in a way that has remained their occupation since their genesis: Always manipulating, herding, and harvesting crowds.
Romans hated the jews because they were religious zealots and refused to eat pork. Romans loved pork.
When they converted to christianity they started hating them for killing jesus, but it's with the germanics that this meme gains real strenght.
Well a bit more than that also Jewish nepotism etc
If you want to move a lot of money around like paying for trade goods, it's too risky carrying that much cash
Even today, large movements of cash have been targets for robbery - eg when factories paid in cash you had payroll robberies
So you had promissory notes but you needed to be able to trust that the banker at the other end would honour that note
That's where Jews came in as the other banker was most likely a relative and they were happy to pass on money owed etc down the family line
Part of this was Jews are equal opportunity racists - despite saying they are European Israelis would toss over whites for China ( they are already selling USA drone technology to Russia and did the same to China vis a vis aa missiles which China sold to Iraq as skuds)
Of course the commission the Jews took pissed people off and there was a feedback in that hate of them meant they would happily ruin people's lives which caused more hate
>Romans forced the newly subjugated Jews to do it for them?
Yes the Romans forced them into this extremely profitable and politically influential position.....
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The jews were practicing usury, which was illegal at the time.
This pissed off the Britons. Riots and many jewish deaths ensued. Edward put a stop to the riots then deported them. Otherwise they would've been killed by rioters