A Shocking Incident Led to the War of Jenkins' Ear

One man's mutilation instigated a major conflict between Britain and Spain.

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The Historical Backdrop

How the War Began

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  • A satirical depiction of Robert Jenkins presenting his severed ear to British Prime Minister Robert Walpole. 

    Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons

How the War Unfolded

Aftermath