The Jew in the Crown -- Marco Raphael, Rabbi to Henry VIII

posted Apr 29, 2010, 1:25 AM by Professor Katz
If you want to know more about poor Marco Raphael, and if you are connected to a university server, you can click here:  There you'll find the entry I wrote for the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.

You can find even more about him in the first chapter of my book, The Jews in the History of England, 1485-1850 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1994).  Sadly, a lot of that book is free online:

I wasn't joking when I said that in Israel, about a dozen men each year receive permission to take a second wife.  If Henry VIII had only listened to Marco Raphael, he could have avoided the nuisance of a Reformation: