THE JEWS OF CANTERBURY

Canterbury claims the proud title of Mother City of the British Empire, as being the spot where the English race first founded a settled home on English soil. The importance of the City arises from the circumstance that its situation lies on the direct road from Dover to London?a road that has been at all times one of the principal paths by which the stranger, after crossing the Channel at its narrowest part, has made his way inland. Among these outlanders that migrated from the Continent in the days after the coming of the Normans were many mem? bers of our own faith. Whilst the majority of them proceeded to the capital on the Thames, attracted by its fame as a centre of commerce, a small number went no further than the Cathedral City of Canterbury, where one of the earliest settlements of English Jew’s wras established. At no period

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