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The Word of a Gentleman

The word On april 2, 1801, the british fleet under the command of admiral hyde parker, without declaration of war, attacked the danish squadron defending the Copenhagen capital of denmark. The reason for the attack was the accession of denmark to the “union of armed neutrality”, advocating for free trade and against the british-declared naval blockade of continental europe.




In addition to Denmark, the union included russia, prussia and sweden, dissatisfied with the fact that the british drowned or seized civil ships of neutral countries, delivering goods to france or to territories controlled by france. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on April 7, 2017 in Historical

 

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