When Edward I. expelled the Jews from England, a number of the exiles made their way to Northern Spain. Of these some must have found a home in Burgos. One of these new Anglo-Jewish settlers in Spain was, I conjecture, the ancestor of Paul of Burgos, who rose to notoriety exactly a century after his family had been driven from England. The supposition, that Paul of Burgos migrated from Eng? land, is, I admit, purely conjectural. And there was another more certain cause that may have endeared England to the subject of this short paper.

When Paul of Burgos was still a boy, for he was born in 1351, the name of the heir to the English throne was associated with that of one of the best friends that the Jews ever knew in Castile. Edward the Black Prince threw in his lot with Don Pedro the Cruel, as Churchmen

Become a member to read the full article

Newsletter sign up

© 2020 Jewish Historical Society of England

Secure payments by

Jewish Historical Society of England

Your Cart