Why Were Jews and Christians Separated in The Elizabethan Time Period?

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I. My Question

“Well Ashley, Jews and Christians did not get along in the Elizabethan time period,” said my parish priest. Once I heard this, I was determined to research more information. I knew that Jews and Christians have always had their differences in what they believed religiously. I questioned myself what did each religious group believe in? What did they agree with? What do they disagree on? I knew that persecutions took place in the past for what a religious group may stick up for. I need to find out more on why they were persecuted for sticking up for what they believed in and expressing their values.

From all of the things I have listed, I was able to form my research question: Why were Jews and Christians separated in the Elizabethan time period? Later I was able to form an answer.

II. My Search Process

My search took about one week. I began my research by doing some background reading on pbs.org. This website gave me information that led up to the Elizabethan time period.

From there I did an online search, why were the Jews and Christians separated in Shakespeare’s time in the Google search engine. Of the many sites that were available, I chose to use the Queen Elizabeth I – Jews and Catholics. On this site, the information on the Jews and Catholics was well organized, there were many head topics with information following making it very easy to understand, and it provided some answers to my question. This website had Elizabethan Era Copyright information along with a privacy statement. With this listed I knew I was on a website with valuable information that I could use.

Throughout the week, I researched the city of Venice. On the Google search engine, I searched the Jewish history of Venice. ...

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