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In March 1190, a mix of Crusaders, barons indebted to the Jews, those envious of Jewish wealth and clergymen conspired to kill the Jews of York.

Today, the Jewish population in the United Kingdom stands at approximately 291,000 - the fifth largest Jewish community in the world.

During the Middle Ages, usury, or lending money for interest, was considered a sin by the Catholic Church.

Therefore, Christians were forbidden to work as moneylenders and Jews were called to that occupation and were able to set high interest rates.

There were individual Jews living in England in Roman and Anglo-Saxon times (80-1066 A. When William the Conqueror arrived in England in 1066, he encouraged Jewish merchants and artisans from northern France to move to England.

The Jews came mostly from France with some from Germany, Italy and Spain, seeking prosperity and a haven from anti-Semitism.

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Another influential English figure was Henry I (1100-1135) who granted the Jews a charter of liberties.