Rebecca Adams speaking at Jewish Book Week

Rebecca Abrams will be in conversation with renowned professor of medieval and early modern history, Miri Rubin, on Sunday 26 February 2023. The talk is between 5pm and 6pm at Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9AG, and tickets cost £9.50. More details are available on

Dubbed ‘totally fascinating, tragic and unforgettable’ by Simon Sebag Montefiore, Licoricia of Winchester, a 13th century Jewish financier, was the most important Jewish woman in medieval England. In turn royal favourite, widow, potentate and prisoner, her extraordinary life took place against a backdrop of civil war, bad government and the ever-present and terrifying spectre of antisemitism.