Saturday, May 7, 2011

Question 628: If they don't lend their X, Take It

The incident that gave its name to the war had occurred in 1731 when the British brig Rebecca was boarded by the Spanish coast guard La Isabela, commanded by Julio León Fandiño. After boarding, Fandiño cut off the __X__ of the Rebecca's captain, __Y__, who had been accused of piracy. Fandiño told __Y__, "Go, and tell your King that I will do the same, if he dares to do the same." In March 1738, __Y__ was ordered to attend Parliament, presumably to repeat his story before a committee of the House of Commons. According to some accounts, he produced the severed__X__ when he attended, although no detailed record of the hearing exists. The incident was considered alongside various other cases of "Spanish Depredations upon the British Subjects," and was perceived as an insult to the honour of the nation and a clear casus belli.


Question:
1) ID X & Y/ The name of the war which ensued after this


Hint:



ANSWER:


WAR OF JENKIN'S EAR;
X: EAR
Y: ROBERT JENKINS


CLUE WAS A PIC OF VVG WITHOUT HIS EAR.








3 comments:

Rohan Danait said...

Robert Jenkins/War of Jenkin's year

Pi.R.Square said...

war of jenkin's ear
they cut it off

so did van gogh

x- ear
y- jenkins

Pi.R.Square said...

sent in my guest question again