This Day in Jewish History 1189: Richard I Is Crowned and London's Jews Are Massacred

When King Richard the Lionheart was crowned, Jewish dignitaries who brought him gifts were stripped, whipped and banished from the court. This snowballed into a large-scale pogrom.

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This day in Jewish history starts with a moment in English history – it was on this day, September 3, 1189, that Richard I was crowned King of England and inadvertently triggered a pogrom of English Jewry.