The Year 1260 Remarkable and Interesting Incidents Relative to Tewkesbury Dyde 1798
- It is recorded, that a Jew having fallen into a privy or common sewer at Tewkesbury, on a Saturday, refused to permit any one to help him out on that day, lest he should profane his Sabbath; and, that Richard de Clare II. the lord of the manor, hearing of it, gave orders that none should assist him on the Sunday, resolving to make him observe the Christian Sabbath with the same solemnity he had done his own. But before Monday morning this ceremonious Israelite expired in filth and stench. See Purchas’s Pilgrimage.
Source: The History and Antiquities of Tewkesbury by W. Dyde. Second Edition; Tewkesbury 1798