Spanish lay siege to Gibraltar (29 words)

Historical Context Note

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


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.

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