Issue 92 - The British-Swedish Paper War
This entry was posted on August 24, 2017.
Believe it or not, the British navy occupied a small portion of Sweden between the years of 1810 and 1812. Even though they had previously been allies, a treaty with the French in 1810 would ultimately force the Swedes to declare war on the English in order to uphold the terms of the agreement. Luckily, this war turned out to be bloodless. However, in our online article for issue 92, author Michael Leck imagines what might have happened if the Swedes had decided to take a more aggressive stance towards the small garrison of British sailors occupying a tiny corner of their homeland.