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🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿👑 "Just Kings" trump democracy:

757-791 In 787 King Offa:
PROHIBITED USURY.

865-899 King Alfred directed that:
USURERS & PROPERTY BE FORFEITED.

1042-66 King Edward The Confessor in 1050 added that:
THE USURER BE DECLARED AN OUTLAW & BANISHED FOR LIFE
When in 1066 William The Conqueror arrives with Jews
By charing rates of interest of 33%/annum on lands mortgaged by nobles and 300% on tools of trade or chattels pledged by workmen, within 2 generations, 1/4 of English lands were in the hands of Jewish usurers.
(Stephen Goodson)
In 1233 & 1275 Statutes of Jewry were passed which abolished all forms of usury. 1272-1307 King Edward 1 expelled England's 16000 jews, paying tax of 1/15 of the value of their moveables & 1/10 of their specie that they took with them. Remainers after 1 Nov 1290 to be executed.
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