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

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

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.

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 Jenkins' Ear: 1739-1748. "Its unusual name, coined by Thomas Carlyle in 1858, relates to Robert Jenkins, captain of a British merchant ship, who exhibited his severed ear in Parliament following the boarding of his vessel by Spanish coast guards in 1731. This affair and a number of similar incidents sparked a war against the Spanish Empire, ostensibly to encourage the Spanish not to renege on the lucrative asiento contract (permission to sell slaves in Spanish America)."

The War of Jenkins' Ear: 1739-1748. "Its unusual name, coined by Thomas Carlyle in 1858, relates to Robert Jenkins, captain of a British merchant ship, who exhibited his severed ear in Parliament following the boarding of his vessel by Spanish coast guards in 1731. This affair and a number of similar incidents sparked a war against the Spanish Empire, ostensibly to encourage the Spanish not to renege on the lucrative asiento contract (permission to sell slaves in Spanish America)."

Fort Frederica & The War of Jenkins' Ear #Georgia http://www.myqualitytime.net/2014/06/fort-frederica-war-of-jenkins-ear.html

Fort Frederica & The War of Jenkins' Ear #Georgia http://www.myqualitytime.net/2014/06/fort-frederica-war-of-jenkins-ear.html

Fort Frederica & The War of Jenkins' Ear #Georgia http://www.myqualitytime.net/2014/06/fort-frederica-war-of-jenkins-ear.html

Fort Frederica & The War of Jenkins' Ear #Georgia http://www.myqualitytime.net/2014/06/fort-frederica-war-of-jenkins-ear.html

Fort Frederica & The War of Jenkins' Ear #Georgia http://www.myqualitytime.net/2014/06/fort-frederica-war-of-jenkins-ear.html

Fort Frederica & The War of Jenkins' Ear #Georgia http://www.myqualitytime.net/2014/06/fort-frederica-war-of-jenkins-ear.html

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