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War Of Jenkins' Ear

October 22, 1739 – War of Jenkins' Ear starts: British Prime Minister, Robert Walpole, reluctantly declares war on Spain. The war's unusual name, coined by Thomas Carlyle in 1858, refers to an ear severed from Robert Jenkins, captain of a British merchant ship, following the boarding of his vessel by Spanish coast guards. The severed ear was subsequently exhibited before Parliament.

The war of Jenkin's ear was a trade war fought between Britain and Spain. Trade wars were often used by 18th century powers to gain dominance in international trade. AT 18th c. SP

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20th November 1739 – Battle of Porto Bello during the War of Jenkins’ Ear. Its unusual name, coined by Thomas Carlyle, refers to an ear severed from Robert Jenkins, captain of a British merchant ship. The tale of the ear’s separation from Jenkins, following the boarding of his vessel by Spanish coast guards in 1731, provided the impetus to war against the Spanish Empire. One Manor Lordship owned by a Jenkins is the Lordship of Spaunton. ltaylor@manorial.co.uk

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WAR OF JENKINS' EAR. GEORGE II, KING OF ENGLAND. 1683-1760. His Majesty's Declaration of War against the King of Spain. London: printed by John Baskett, [October], 1739.

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