King Richard I's anti-semitic coronation
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1189 - Richard of Aquitaine leads a procession of bishops and nobles to the coronation at Westminster Abbey
The ceremony was accompanied by many 'bad omens' such as a bat fluttering thorug the abbey.
Richard was then crowned King of England and took many oaths to protect the kingdom
At this point, members of the Jewish Community appeared at the coronation to bring gifts to the new king; even after being barred from the ceremony
You're not supposed to be here!
These few Jews, were thrown out, stripped and beaten by the King's men
Please stop, I only wanted to bless the new king
This caused mass riots as citizens seized an opportunity to persecute the whole Jewish community living in London. Many Jews died during the ensuing violence
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