"because 4 drunken English sailors took all the rock from them" ([U18.756])

Gibraltar was captured during the War of the Spanish Succession. On August 4th 1704, after 6 hours of bombardment starting at 5:00 am, some 1800 Dutch and British marines, commanded by Admiral Sir George Rooke, captured Gibraltar. General Roger Elliott (ca.1665-1714) was one of the earliest British Governors of Gibraltar.