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asiento

asiento  

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(Spanish: contract) was the concession made by Spain to Britain at Utrecht in 1713 of the right to supply negro slaves to the Spanish empire. Intended to last for 30 years, the trade was never as ...
Edward Boscawen

Edward Boscawen  

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(1711–61) British admiral and naval hero, popular for the taking of Porto Bello (1739) and the siege of Cartagena (1741). In the French and Indian War (1754–63), Boscawen intercepted a ...
Edward Vernon

Edward Vernon  

(1684–1757)English admiral. In 1739 he was sent to fight against the Spanish in the Caribbean. He captured Porto Bello (now in Panama) in the opening phase of the War of Jenkins's Ear in 1739, but ...
Jenkins's Ear, War of

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The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2 ed.)

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a naval war between England and Spain (1739). It was precipitated by a British sea captain, Robert Jenkins, who appeared before Parliament to produce what he claimed was his ear, cut off ... More
Latin America, relations with

Latin America, relations with  

English activities in Latin America began in 1562–8 when Sir John Hawkins carried three cargoes of slaves from Africa to Spanish possessions in the New World. The third of these ...
War of the Austrian Succession

War of the Austrian Succession  

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A group of several related conflicts (1740–8), involving most of the states of Europe, that were triggered by the death of the Emperor Charles VI and the accession of his daughter Maria Theresa in ...
West Indies

West Indies  

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The islands of the Caribbean. Columbus, who in 1492 was the first European to reach the islands, called them the West Indies because he believed he had arrived near India by travelling westward. The ...

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