What was the Siege of St. Augustine (1740)?

Introduction The Siege of St. Augustine was a military engagement that took place during June–July 1740. It was a part of the much larger conflict known as the War of Jenkins’ Ear, between Great Britain and Spain. Background After some mutual minor skirmishes, Governor James Oglethorpe of the colony of Georgia raised a mixed force… Read More


What was the War of Jenkin’s Ear (1739-1748)?

Introduction The War of Jenkins’ Ear (known as Guerra del Asiento in Spain) was a conflict between Britain and Spain lasting from 1739 to 1748, mainly in New Granada and among the West Indies of the Caribbean Sea, with major operations largely ended by 1742. Its name, coined by British historian Thomas Carlyle in 1858,… Read More