Books: Pogrom in Yorkshire

THE KING'S PERSONS (284 pp.)—Joanne Greenberg—Holt, Rineharf & Winston ($4.95).

London, 1189: the coronation of King Richard Coeur de Lion. Suddenly a Jew, pushing through the assembled throng to present a gift to the new King, jostled a Christian. "Assassins," cried the Christian, and the mob turned savagely on the hated and distrusted Jewish delegation. Beating, kicking and slashing, the Christians surged through the Jewish quarter of London putting the torch to its tinderbox houses. From the capital, the flames of anti-Semitism fanned northward into Cambridge, Norwich, Lincoln, and finally to the city of York, where in an orgy of bloodletting the...

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