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War of Jenkins's Ear

(1739–41) part of the struggle between Spain and England that led to the War of the Austrian Succession. Robert Jenkins, master of the ship Rebecca, had his ear cut off ...

Jenkins's Ear, War of

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A Dictionary of British History (3 ed.)

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...'s Ear, War of Although Captain Jenkins 's ear was cut off by the Spanish in a skirmish in 1731 , the war between Spain and Britain did not begin until October 1739 . Domestic pressure for war with Spain marked the beginning of the end for Walpole 's premiership. From December 1740 the War of Jenkins's Ear was subsumed into the War of the Austrian Succession...

War of Jenkins's Ear

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The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

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... of Jenkins's Ear ( 1739–41 ) part of the struggle between Spain and England that led to the War of the Austrian Succession . Robert Jenkins , master of the ship Rebecca , had his ear cut off by Spanish coast guards. Jenkins showed his carefully preserved ear in the British House of Commons in 1738 , and England, already resentful at its exclusion from the Spanish colonial trade, declared war...

Jenkins’s Ear, War of

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Andrew Iain Lewer

The Oxford Companion to British History (2 ed.)

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...’s Ear, War of . Although Captain Jenkins ’s ear was cut off by the Spanish in a skirmish in 1731 , the war between Spain and Britain that bears his name did not begin until October 1739 . American colonial trade was at the heart of the conflict and, initially, Britain made gains. Defeats followed, which had virtually destroyed her Caribbean army by spring 1741 , though the navy remained potent. Domestic pressure for war with Spain marked the beginning of the end for Walpole ’s premiership. From December 1740 the War of Jenkins’s Ear was subsumed...

Jenkins’s Ear, War of

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A Dictionary of World History (3 ed.)

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...’s Ear, War of ( 1739–41 ) A war between Britain and Spain that broke out as a result of Britain’s trade with South America. The Peace of Utrecht , which gave the British South Sea Company a limited trade monopoly with the Spanish American colonies, caused general friction, but the main troublemakers were illicit traders who defied both the Company and the Spanish government. In 1737 British merchants were protesting at a tightening-up of Spanish control. The Spanish government and Walpole both wanted peace but Walpole’s enemies made it an excuse...

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

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...'s Ear, War of 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 by the Spanish while they were carrying out a search of his ship in the Caribbean. His story was probably at least partially...

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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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New Oxford American Dictionary (3 ed.)

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The Canadian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

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War of Jenkins's Ear

War of Jenkins's Ear  

(1739–41) part of the struggle between Spain and England that led to the War of the Austrian Succession. Robert Jenkins, master of the ship Rebecca, had his ear cut off ...
War of Jenkins's Ear

War of Jenkins's Ear  

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(1739–41)A war between Britain and Spain that broke out as a result of Britain's trade with South America. The Peace of Utrecht, which gave the British South Sea Company a limited trade monopoly with ...
Henry V

Henry V   Reference library

Michael Dobson and Anthony Davies

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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...’s farce The Half-Pay Officers in 1720 and some of the rest of the play the following year in Aaron Hill ’s adaptation King Henry the Fifth; or, The Conquest of France by the English . The original was first revived in 1735 , during the wave of patriotism that preceded the War of Jenkins’s Ear, and from then on a succession of wars with France kept it in the repertory for most of the rest of the century: it was revived at Covent Garden, for example, in every single season during the Seven Years War ( 1756–63 ). Garrick cast himself as the Chorus in ...

Hamlet, Prince of Denmark

Hamlet, Prince of Denmark   Reference library

Michael Dobson and Anthony Davies

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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...film roles. A shortened two-hour version has been edited from the original. Branagh’s choice of late 19th-century costuming contrasts with Michael Almereyda ’s modern-dress version, released in 2000 , with Ethan Hawke as a New York businessman Prince and Sam Shephard as the Ghost. Anthony Davies Recent major editions Recent major editions Harold Jenkins (Arden 2nd series, 1982); Philip Edwards (New Cambridge, 1985); George Hibbard (Oxford, 1987); Ann Thompson and Neil Taylor (Arden 3rd series, 2006) Some representative criticism Alexander...

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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
wars, foreign

wars, foreign  

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The first major foreign war in English experience was the prolonged war with France, begun by Edward III (r. 1327–77), and known as the Hundred Years War. It came to a temporary end in 1382, but was ...
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 ...
Morpurgo, Michael

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The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature (4 ed.)

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... ) OBE, FRSL, children's laureate 2003–5 , prolific children's writer. His animal stories include War Horse ( 1982 ), an account of the First World War as experienced by a horse (staged by the National Theatre, 2007 ). The War of Jenkins' Ear ( 1993 ) is a school story about new-boy Christopher, who thinks he is Christ on his Second Coming. Private Peaceful ( 2003 ), a war story , criticizes the treatment of British soldiers in the First World War, and is a popular stage...

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