Treaty of Travendal, 18 August 1700

The treaty of Travendal was the first success of Charles XII of Sweden during the Great Northern War. The Danes had made the first move in the war, invading the duchy of Holstein-Gottorp. Charles had been able to call on the British and Dutch for assistance, and with the help of an Anglo-Dutch fleet had landed an army on Zealand, advancing to besiege Copenhagen. Under unexpected attack Frederick IV of Denmark withdrew from the war. In the treaty of Travendal he surrendered all of his conquests in Holstein-Gottorp and agreed not to take part in any conflict with Sweden. Charles was free to move east to deal with a new threat emerging from Peter the Great of Russia.

The Northern Wars, 1558-1721 (Modern Wars In Perspective), Robert I. Frost. One of the very few works in English to look at the long period of warfare that shaped north eastern Europe, Frost provides an excellent overview of nearly two centuries of conflict that shaped Scandinavia, Russia and Poland, ending with the Great Northern War.
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How to cite this article: Rickard, J. (24 December 2000), Treaty of Travendal, 18 August 1700,

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