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Clifford’s Tower, York

Clifford's Tower York

At the foot of Clifford’s Tower a plaque marks the darkest chapter in the history of York’s Jewish community.

On March 16th 1190 a wave of anti-Semitic riots culminated in the massacre of an estimated 150 Jews – the entire Jewish community of York – who had taken refuge in the royal castle where Clifford’s Tower now stands.

Excerpted from History of York: The 1190 Massacre

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