Petition to Cromwell

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English

Petition to Cromwell by Menassah ben Israel, 1656 

Full title
Petition to Cromwell
Format
Manuscript
Copyright
© National Archives
Shelfmark
National Archives SP 18/125, f.173

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Freedom of speech

After Edward I expelled all Jews from England in 1290, it took over 350 years before they could return. This petition, by the noted rabbi and publisher Menasseh ben Israel, was instrumental in assisting their acceptance into British society