Another War of Jenkins' Ear

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Another War of Jenkins’ Ear is a joint effort brought to you by:

  • John C. Whitehouse
  • Angelo S. Carusone
  • Michael A. Burke

Angelo and John ran 2008Central.net during the presidential election and have returned to blogging with another crusader and a new mission to resist the pointless.

jw John Whitehouse

  • J.D., University of Minnesota – Twin Cities, 2010
  • B.A., Fordham University, 2004
  • Follow me on Twitter @johncwhitehouse

asc Angelo S. Carusone

  • J.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2010
  • B.A., Fordham University, 2004
  • Follow me on Twitter @StopBeck and @GoAngelo

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Our name – Another War of Jenkins’ Ear – is inspired by the casus belli of the War of Jenkins’ Ear (1739-1742):

The actual incident which gave its name to the war had occurred in 1731 when the British brig Rebecca was boarded by the Spanish coast guard Ia Isabela commanded by Julio León Fandiño, who cut off one of the ears of her captain, Robert Jenkins, who had been accused of piracy, and told him Go, and tell your King, that I will do the same, if he dares to do the same. In March 1738 Jenkins was ordered to attend Parliament, presumably to repeat his story before a committee of the House of Commons and it is alleged that he produced the severed ear when he attended, although no detailed record of the hearing exists. The incident was considered alongside various other cases and conceived as an insult to the honour of the nation and a clear casus belli. [Source: Wikipedia]

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Written by Angelo

June 20, 2009 at 7:16 am

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