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Richard I and the Jewish “Servi Camarae” as a Funding Source for the Third Crusade

Richard I and the Jewish “Servi Camarae” as a Funding Source for the Third Crusade

By Dana Cushing

Published Online (2011)

Introduction: This essay provides the examines the social, legal, and financial position of the Jews in England during the years 1190 and 1191AD and explains the financial worth of their transactions as calculated from the Exchequer in the Pipe Rolls – research which has never before been undertaken. The results are discussed, demonstrating the sociopolitical value of Jewish subjects to King Richard during the Third Crusade effort essential to his reign, while further considering the status of the Jewish community in England in respect to contemporary events such as the French Expulsion, child saints, and pogroms.

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