Breakaway from Denmark.
Frederik 6th had these years stiff minded in spite of his
ministres advice hold on to the treaty with Napoleon. In 1810 the
brothers Bernstorff had resigned, mostly because they could not approve
of his governing and his French friendly foreign politics.
Later king Frederik, because of fear for the Swedish plans to conquer
Norway, tryed to be amitted to the great coalition in 1813, but
Bernadotte forced through that Denmark could not anticipate unless
Norway was lost.
Then Frederik 6th had no other options than to tie Denmark
even closer to France. Later in the year 1813 Karl Johan attacked
Holsten with a Sweedish-Russian army. A Danish corps fought with success
at Sehsted, but then became surrounded in Rensborg. The king stayed
together with the greater part of the army in Funen, and they expected,
that he now would fight untill the end to keep Norway. Grundtvig urged
the students to spread all over the country and encurage every man able
to fight to join the army. But towards all of Europa Frederik 6th
did not dare to continue the resistance.
In January 1814 he signed the peace in Kiel, by which Norway was
detached from Denmark to be united with Sweden. As a kind of payment he
got Swedish Pommern, which the next year was exchanged for Lauenburg.
From now on he joined the coalition, and when the Allies after 1815
occupied a part of France, Danish troops also participated in the