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The Edict of Expulsion: The Expulsion of the Jews by King Edward I was Not Due to their Money Lending Alone but Also Due to Blood Ritual Sacrifices

The Edict of Expulsion: The Expulsion of the Jews by King Edward I was Not Due to their Money Lending Alone but Also Due to Blood Ritual Sacrifices

The Edict of Expulsion was an act of Edward I which expelled all Jews from the kingdom of England. To understand why why Edward acted in this way, you have to go back in history. Biblical exhortations against the lending of money led to an attitude among the inhabitants of Christian Europe that the lending of money at interest was at best, un-Christian, and at worst, ...
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The Chilling True Story Behind the Pied Piper of Hamelin

The Chilling True Story Behind the Pied Piper of Hamelin

If you watch enough horror movies, sooner or later you’ll hear a character utter a variation on the phrase, “Every legend has a basis in fact.” Whether or not that statement is true, it is a fact that many of our most outlandish fables and fictions are rooted, at least somewhat, in actual history, and that truth often is stranger than fiction. Chances are, most of ...
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King John Affixes His Seal to the Magna Carta, an Inspiration for the US Constitution and Bill of Rights

King John Affixes His Seal to the Magna Carta, an Inspiration for the US Constitution and Bill of Rights

"The democratic aspiration is no mere recent phase in human history . . . It was written in Magna Carta." --Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 1941 Inaugural address On June 15, 1215, in a field at Runnymede, King John affixed his seal to Magna Carta. Confronted by 40 rebellious barons, he consented to their demands in order to avert civil war. Just 10 weeks later, Pope Innocent III ...
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