Spanish lay siege to Gibraltar (29 words)

Historical Context Note

  • Editors
  • The Literary Encyclopedia. Volume : WORLD HISTORY AND IDEAS: A CROSS-CULTURAL VOLUME.

Context

Without a formal declaration, war begins between Britain and Spain, sparked by the latter's siege of Gibraltar. Spain issues commissions for attacks against British islands and against British shipping.

Citation:
Editors. "Spanish lay siege to Gibraltar". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 April 2011
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