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Westonbirt Arboretum Photo Detail
Coniferous foliage, Waste Drive
Image © David Ross and Britain Express
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This war between England and Spain was ostensibly fought over Spanish mistreatment of an English sailor
The real reason for the war was England's attempts to break Spanish monopoly of South American trade
The central figure was a seaman named Captain Jenkins!
This Day in British History
12 November, 1035
Death of King Canute
Canute (Cnut), Danish king of England dies, precipitating a struggle for power between Harthacanute, his son by Emma, Harold Harefoot, his son by Aelfgifu, and Leofric of Mercia. Harold was the initial winner, but he died in 1040 and was followed by Harthacanute.