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Date: Thursday, August 29, 2013
Duration: All Day

Geoffrey Chaucer found inspiration for “The Prioress’ Tale” when he heard that Jews had captured Little Saint Hugh of Lincoln, England to make him a sacrifice in their ritual murder, one of the oldest European blood libels. The boy had disappeared a month earlier and his body was eventually found in a well; shortly afterward, a Jew named Jopin “confessed” to the murder while under torture, and was forced to say that Jews ritually murder a Christian child every six months.



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