Friday, September 22, 2017

1474 Treaty of Utrecht




The Treaty of Utrecht was signed in 1474
                               [after the Anglo-Hanseatic War,
between England and the Hanseatic League.
                   [that lasted for three years, maybe four.
               
This naval war in the North sea,
                                [had begun three years ago,
and like all wars cause was,
                          [what else than money, just so....

The Hanseatic League was a coalition of ninety city- states.
which controlled trade in the Baltic
                  [so a commercial embargo to England it creates.

This way England was essentially,
                                 [under economic deadlock,
and in every harbor, on each pier, on each dock,
you could see preparations,
                             [and continuous supply of warships,
while the best shooters of the cannons embarked,
                  [so that the enemy could receive direct hits.

With continued warfare and bombing on both sides,
                                    [hostilities began but without escalating,
because this war was fought mainly,
               [by the use of the naval strategy of commerce raiding.

It concluded with the Treaty of Utrecht in 1474.
                     [which confirmed the Hansa privileges and advantages,
while Londoners rioted in the streets in protest,
                                               [at the unfair treatment's disadvantages..
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" IT COULD BE OTHERWISE in verse"
Texts and Narration: Odysseus Heavilayias - ROTTERDAM //
Language adjustments and text adaptation: Kellene G Safis - CHICAGO//
Digital adaptation and text editing: Cathy Rapakoulia Mataraga - PIRAEUS//
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