Foreigners with No Rights

The position of a Jewish presence in England and Britain after 1656 is ambiguous. Although the Whitehall Conference agreed in 1655 that there was no legal impediment to Jewish return, Jewish re-admission had not been officially effected. This ambiguity is noted by David S. Katz in The Jews in the History of England. He writes that, ‘In an official document the Amsterdam-born London merchant, Simon de Carceres was mentioned in 1655-1666 as if his presence in London was never even slightly irregular.’
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