Riots were started and mobs threw stones at the Jews and burned the straw roofs of their houses.Many Jews were murdered, some allowed themselves to be baptized.In 1130, the Jews were fined 2,000 pounds on the charge that a Jew had killed a sick man.The first record of Jews in Oxford is from 1141 when they were caught in the political infighting of two sides warring for the throne.British Jewry received formal emancipation in 1858 and has continuously grown larger and stronger.Today, the Jewish population in the United Kingdom stands at approximately 291,000 - the fifth largest Jewish community in the world.The Jewish experience in the United Kingdom [England, Wales and Northern Ireland] is one of the longest in the world.Anglo-Jewry faced increasing persecution from its entrance into England in 1066 until the expulsion of 1290.
The Jews had little rations and many killed themselves.
On March 16, the citadel was captured and those Jews left alive were murdered.
The mob then stole the records of debts to Jews from a nearby cathedral and burned them.
Despite the Jews financial contribution, the pro-Christian ideology of the Crusade resulted in rioting in England and some Jewish businesses in London were burned.
One of the most notorious riots led to the massacre of the Jews of York. They felt that they could use York castle for protection and felt secure among York’s elite residents, who used enjoyed Jewish financial services.