Citation: Editors, Litencyc. "'Jenkins' Ear' debate in Parliament urging war on Spain". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 April 2011 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=17412, accessed 02 December 2020.]
'Jenkins' Ear' debate in Parliament urging war on Spain (44 words)
Historical Context Note
Litencyc Editors (Independent Scholar - Europe)
Parliament discusses the possibility of urging war on Spain. This becomes known as the debate on Jenkins' Ear, due to Spaniards having pillaged Captain Jenkins' ship in 1731, set it adrift and cut off his ear. However, Walpole delays a declaration of war until October 1739.17412 'Jenkins' Ear' debate in Parliament urging war on Spain 2 Historical context notes are intended to give basic and preliminary information on a topic. In some cases they will be expanded into longer entries as the Literary Encyclopedia evolves.
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