War against England 1807 - 14.
In all of the Danish crown’s
countries the English attack caused the strongest bitternes. The crown
prince shared this mood and refuced to accept the agreement, which was
now concluded in Copenhagen. He fully joint Russia and France. By this
Denmark got a war against England for more years and soon after also
against Sweden, when this country was attacked by Russia. These years of
war destroyed Denmark’s trade and began to break up the state, because
the connection to Norway was almost cut off.
By means of the state and by voluntary contributions they tryed to
create a new navy, mostly consisting of rowing-canon boats, of which in
the next years were build about two hundred. Our canon boat fleet
sometimes fought successfully against the much bigger English ships, and
often took English trading ships, but such small scale victoryes
weighted only a little against the fact, that the English navy was fully
in control of the Danish waters.