War of jenkins' ear

The War of Jenkins' Ear was a conflict between Great Britain and Spain. 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, following the boarding of his vessel by Spanish coast guards in 1731, provided the impetus to 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 was a conflict between Great Britain and Spain. 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, following the boarding of his vessel by Spanish coast guards in 1731, provided the impetus to 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).

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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

Wikipedia contributors, "Battle of Cartagena de Indias," Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, [http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Battle_of_Cartagena_de_Indias&oldid=572095711] (accessed September 23, 2013) | #goddamnyoulezo

Wikipedia contributors, "Battle of Cartagena de Indias," Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, [http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Battle_of_Cartagena_de_Indias&oldid=572095711] (accessed September 23, 2013) | #goddamnyoulezo

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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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LA BATALLA DE CARTAGENA DE INDIAS 1741 WAR OF JENKINS EAR BLAS DE LEZO A...

LA BATALLA DE CARTAGENA DE INDIAS 1741 WAR OF JENKINS EAR BLAS DE LEZO A...

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

The Black Watch Chaplain at the Battle of Fontenoy, 1745 by William Skeoch Cumming

The Black Watch Chaplain at the Battle of Fontenoy, 1745 by William Skeoch Cumming

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