Servi camerae regis

Servi camerae regis (Latin: "servants of the royal chamber", German: "Kammerknechtschaft") was the status of the Jews in Christian Europe in the Middle Ages. The ruler had the right to tax them for the benefit of his treasury ("camera regis"), but at the same time he had a duty to protect them when they were in danger from others. The Laws of Edward the Confessor enacted in England in the 12th century defined the status of the Jews as follows:


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