Jenkins and the Ear-ily Large Overreaction

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  • BLOOD
  • STOLEN
  • This ear means war!
  • I'm going to go now...
  • During the time of Spanish and English colonies in the Americas, some thieving was going on between the two groups. One thief, Captain Robert Jenkins, was caught by the Spanish, but was released after having his ear chopped off.
  • The furious Captain Robert Jenkins brought his severed ear all the way back to England to show it to Parliament. Outraged, England declared war on the Spanish colonies.
  • Oh no...
  • Back in the Georgia colony, Trustee James Oglethorpe was ordered to gather his men and attack the Spanish colony of Florida. Unfortunately, they failed many attempts, and lost many soldiers in battle against the Spanish.
  • After so many failures, Oglethorpe and his men were forced to retreat back to the Georgia colony. They ended up on what is now St. Simon's Island.
  • After a whole war being fought on the offense, Oglethorpe and his men were forced into defense after their retreat. They fought the attacking Spanish in the marsh.
  • Finally, the British colony of Georgia succeeded! The Spanish never attacked the Georgia colony again! Oglethorpe and his men were victorious in winning the War of Jenkins' Ear with the victory of the Battle of Bloody Marsh. Long live the King George II!
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