Jenkins’ Ear, War of

 (1739–48) War between Britain and Spain over trade with South America, ostensibly provoked by an incident in which Spanish sailors boarded a British vessel in the Caribbean and cut off the ear of the captain, Robert Jenkins, but this happened seven years before the hostilities began.

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  • Jenkins' Ear, War of — War between Britain and Spain that began in 1739 and eventually merged into the War of the Austrian Succession. In 1738 Capt. Robert Jenkins appeared before a committee of the House of Commons and exhibited his own amputated ear, which he alleged …   Universalium

  • War of Jenkins' Ear — Infobox Military Conflict name= War of Jenkins Ear image description=Map of British operations in the Caribbean sea during the War of Jenkins Ear. conflict= War of Jenkins Ear date= 1739–1748 place= the Caribbean, Florida and Georgia. result=… …   Wikipedia

  • War of Jenkins’ Ear — Walpole treibt den britischen Löwen hinter einem spanischen Pflüger her, der vier britische Handelsmatrosen vorgespannt hat. Im Hintergrund verliert Robert Jenkins sein Ohr, während ein britisches Kriegsschiff im Kampf gegen ein spanisches Schiff …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • War of Jenkins' Ear — Walpole treibt den britischen Löwen hinter einem spanischen Pflüger her, der vier englische Handelsmatrosen vorgespannt hat. Im Hintergrund verliert Robert Jenkins sein Ohr, während ein englisches Kriegsschiff im Kampf gegen ein spanisches Schiff …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • War of Jenkins Ear — Walpole treibt den britischen Löwen hinter einem spanischen Pflüger her, der vier englische Handelsmatrosen vorgespannt hat. Im Hintergrund verliert Robert Jenkins sein Ohr, während ein englisches Kriegsschiff im Kampf gegen ein spanisches Schiff …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Jenkins's Ear, War of — …   Useful english dictionary

  • ear — ear1 earless, adj. earlike, adj. /ear/, n. 1. the organ of hearing and equilibrium in vertebrates, in humans consisting of an external ear that gathers sound vibrations, a middle ear in which the vibrations resonate against the tympanic membrane …   Universalium

  • Jenkins — (1920–2003) a British politician and author. He became Home Secretary (1965–7 and 1974–6) and Chancellor of the Exchequer (1967–70) in the Labour governments of Harold Wilson, and later helped to establish the Social Democratic Party. From 1977… …   Universalium

  • war — war1 /wawr/, n., v., warred, warring, adj. n. 1. a conflict carried on by force of arms, as between nations or between parties within a nation; warfare, as by land, sea, or air. 2. a state or period of armed hostility or active military… …   Universalium

  • War of the Austrian Succession — The Battle of Fontenoy by Édouard Detaille. Oil on canvas …   Wikipedia

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