The Causes of the War of Jenkins' Ear, 1739

@article{TemperleyTheCO,
  title={The Causes of the War of Jenkins' Ear, 1739},
  author={Harold William Vazeille Temperley},
  journal={Transactions of the Royal Historical Society},
  volume={3},
  pages={197 - 236}
}
  • H. Temperley
  • Published 1 December 1909
  • History, Economics
  • Transactions of the Royal Historical Society
Both Burke and Coxe have said that Jenkins never lost his ear from the stroke of a Spanish ‘cutlash’; a modern historian has shown it to be likely that he did. What, however, is more important than the establishment of this truth is the decision as to the exact amount of influence it had upon producing the war which followed. Jenkins' ear may be said to typify the feelings of the English public in their broad sense, their hatred for the Spaniards as cruel Papists, their insular detestation of… 

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