Saturday, April 15, 2006

War of Jenkins' Ear

Thanks to the students in Early Modern Europe who have taught me the fact that Robert Jenkins' ship was named the Rebecca. (No, that's not really the Rebecca above.)

For those of you who don't know the War of Jenkins' Ear, the Web is open for business, even on Easter Weekend. Here's a cartoon of the shocking moment when Walpole, the PM, was confronted with the fabled ear.

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