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Severed ears throughout the years [SLIDESHOW]

Robert Jenkins is practically responsible for causing a war between England in Spain in 1739 when his ear was severed by a Spainaird aboard his own ship. The war lasted nine years and was later dubbed "The War of Jenkins' Ear."
Robert Jenkins is practically responsible for causing a war between England in Spain in 1739 when his ear was severed by a Spainaird aboard his own ship. The war lasted nine years and was later dubbed “The War of Jenkins’ Ear.”
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