Tuesday, March 27, 2012

On March 27

On this day in ...
... 1794, amid the Napoleonic wars waged primarily between France and Britain, the kingdoms of Denmark and Sweden concluded an Armed Neutrality Convention in Copenhagen. The aim was to avoid embroilment in the conflict, a goal that ultimately proved unsuccessful; indeed, Britain successfully attacked the Danish capital in 1801 (left), and thus forced Denmark's withdrawal from neutrality agreements. (image credit)

(Prior March 27 posts are here, here, here, here, and here.)

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