Personalities of the exclusion period

Some Jews in Oxford during the Period of Exclusion (1290-1656).

Despite claims of a secret cadre of Jews being sheltered by the University the teaching of Hebrew (Christian Hebraists functioned independently within this and other universities), extremely few details of Jews in Oxford are known during the 14th, 15th and much of the 16th centuries.   From the 1590s onward there are several Jews operating or visiting Oxford. (See accompanying entry on Exclusion Period in Oxford for more details.)