Britain vs. Denmark
Britain's commander-in-chief was Sir
Hyde Parker. Also fighting for the English was
Nelson was hungry for battle and
suffered from selective eyesight. When Parker gave the signal to
discontinue action in order to avoid unnecessary losses, Nelson held the spyglass to his almost blind right eye,
purposely didn't see Parker's sign, and fought on
until the Brits had the victory in the bag.
The Battle lasted approximately six
WHY DID THEY
Denmark, Sweden, and Russia agreed on an Armed Neutrality.
England thought that agreement stunk because a) it threatened
England's access to the Baltic, thus England's supremacy at sea, and b) it made England's
enemies way too strong.
The English told the Danes to leave the
agreement. The Danes did not and were consequently fired upon.