Jewish Memorial Stone, Clifford's Tower (York Castle), York, York

Jewish Memorial Stone, Clifford's Tower (York Castle), York, York
Photograph taken 1997 © Historic England Archive Photo Library ref: K970374

This is a Memorial Stone remembering the York massacre of Jews in 1190 at Clifford's Tower. It reads: "On the night of Friday 16 March 1190 some 150 Jews and Jewesses of York having sought protection in the Royal Castle on this site from a mob incited by Richard Malebisse and others chose to die at each other's hands rather than renounce their faith."

Location

York York

Period

Medieval (Middle Ages) (1066 - 1484)

Tags

memorial remembrance fire castle motte bailey defence religion faith jewish death medieval (1066 - 1484) english heritage