The situation worsened in July 1189 when King Henry II, a protector of the Jews, died.
Richard I was crowned his heir and he refused to grant Jewish representative admission to Westminster Abbey, when they came to offer him gifts.
Edmunds (1181), Bristol (before 1183) and Winchester (1192). The Jews were taxed at a much higher rate than the rest of England to finance this Crusade.
Therefore, Christians were forbidden to work as moneylenders and Jews were called to that occupation and were able to set high interest rates.
On March 16, the citadel was captured and those Jews left alive were murdered.
The mob then stole the records of debts to Jews from a nearby cathedral and burned them.
Led by Richard Malebys, a noble indebted to the Jews, the mob besieged the castle.
The Jews had little rations and many killed themselves.In 1130, the Jews were fined 2,000 pounds on the charge that a Jew had killed a sick man.