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M edieval britain benefited from the immigration of jewish businessmen scholars and doctors

It is likely that everyone taking part in this lesson is descended from immigrants - it is just a question of how far back you go.


M edieval britain benefited from the immigration of jewish businessmen scholars and doctors

Travelling bands of Celts were the first to invade Britain. They brought with them new methods of forging metal, making things from iron ploughs and horse shoes to delicate jewellery.


M edieval britain benefited from the immigration of jewish businessmen scholars and doctors

From 43 AD until the end of the 4th Century the Romans settled and integrated with local tribes.  

They brought with them their engineering and road construction skills, and built bridges, baths and heating systems.


M edieval britain benefited from the immigration of jewish businessmen scholars and doctors

The Germanic tribes of the Angles, Saxons, Frisians and Jutes colonised Southern England, establishing new settlements and cultivating the land.


M edieval britain benefited from the immigration of jewish businessmen scholars and doctors

The Vikings were superb boat builders. They introduced their heroic tales to Northern England and East Anglia, and possibly brought the game of chess.


M edieval britain benefited from the immigration of jewish businessmen scholars and doctors

The Normans conquered Britain in 1066, and imposed a legal and administrative system much of which still exists today.


M edieval britain benefited from the immigration of jewish businessmen scholars and doctors

Medieval Britain benefited from the immigration of Jewish businessmen, scholars and doctors.


M edieval britain benefited from the immigration of jewish businessmen scholars and doctors

In the 16th century the Huguenots, fleeing from religious persecution in France, settled in London, Norwich and Canterbury. They brought their skills of silk weaving and silver-smithing.


M edieval britain benefited from the immigration of jewish businessmen scholars and doctors

In Victorian times the need to transport goods to and from the mills led to a rapid expansion of the transport system - work that was undertaken by labourers from Ireland.


M edieval britain benefited from the immigration of jewish businessmen scholars and doctors

Thousands of citizens from across the British Empire fought for Britain during the two world wars. At the end of the WW11 there was a shortage of workers, and many who had fought for Britain came to live here.


M edieval britain benefited from the immigration of jewish businessmen scholars and doctors

Doctors, nurses, teachers, bus drivers, factory workers etc. came from countries across the empire to help re-build Britain.


M edieval britain benefited from the immigration of jewish businessmen scholars and doctors

Nowadays where there is a shortage of dentists, doctors, builders, hotel workers or cleaners, it is often people from Eastern Europe who come to fill the gap.


M edieval britain benefited from the immigration of jewish businessmen scholars and doctors

Throughout the ages people have come to Britain, fleeing from poverty or war.

In many cases they have been desperate, and prepared to take enormous risks.


M edieval britain benefited from the immigration of jewish businessmen scholars and doctors

So what is so great

about Britain, that

people want to

live here?


Good for work

Good for Work

  • low unemployment rate (under 5%)

  • a typical work week of 35 hours

  • generous leave, maternity

    and paternity benefits

  • 12 public holidays

  • good salaries

  • reasonable taxes.


Social and cultural

Social and Cultural

  • it is a multi-cultural society

  • most people are tolerant

  • the crime rate is low

  • lively theatre, music, art

  • it has beautiful scenery

  • fascinating historical sites & buildings.


Education

Education

  • Britain is a world leader in education

  • world famous universities

  • education is free


Health and welfare

Health and Welfare

  • free healthcare available to every one.

  • a welfare system which supports people through hard times.


M edieval britain benefited from the immigration of jewish businessmen scholars and doctors

So we turn full circle. Perhaps Britain is a Great country to live in because of the influence of all the many different individuals, groups, races and cultures that have come here.

They have established our systems of government, contributed to our pursuit of knowledge, added to our wealth, commerce and industry, and shaped our music, art, sport and diet.


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