Richard Sharpe and the Campaign in Northern Portugal, Spring 1809
Author: Bernard Cornwell
Publisher: Harper Collins
Lieutenant Richard Sharpe finds himself fighting the ruthless armies of Napoleon Bonaparte as they try to bring the whole of the Iberian Peninsula under their control. Napoleon is advancing fast through northern Portugal, and no one knows whether the small contingent of British troops stationed in Lisbon will stay to fight or sail back to England. Sharpe, however, does not have a choice: He and his squad of riflemen are on the lookout for the missing daughter of an English wine shipper when the French onslaught begins and the city of Oporto becomes a setting for carnage and disaster. Stranded behind enemy lines, Sharpe returns to his mission to find Kate Savage. Sharpe's position on enemy grounds is precarious, and his search is further complicated by a mysterious and threatening Englishman, Colonel Christopher, who has his own ideas on how the French can be driven from Portugal.
Richard Sharpe and the Expedition to Copenhagen, 1807 The year is 1807, and Richard Sharpe is back in England, where his career seems to have come to a dead end, despite his heroics in Britain\'s recent victory at Trafalgar. Loveless, destitute, and relegated to the menial tasks of quartermaster, Sharpe roams the streets of London, pondering a bleak future away from the army. Then, out of the blue, an old friend invites him to undertake a secret mission -- the delivery of a bribe -- to the Danish capital, Copenhagen. Denmark is officially neutral, but Napoleon is threatening an invasion in order to capture the powerful Danish fleet, which would replace the ships France lost in its disastrous defeat at Trafalgar. The British, fearing such enhancement of French power, threaten their own preemptive invasion, and Sharpe, whose errand seemed so simple, is trapped in a web of treachery that will end only when the city, which thought itself safe, is subjected to a brutal and merciless bombardment.
The anger was livid now. "Remember whipping me?"he asked. "Whipping me till the blood ran? I remember, Jem. That's why I came back.""Listen, lad.""Don't you bloody lad me," Sharpe said. "I'm grown now, Jem. I'm a soldier, Jem, an officer, and I've learned to kill." Richard--soldier, hero, rogue--the man you always want on your side. Born in poverty, he joined the army to escape jail and climbed the ranks by sheer brutal courage. He knows no other family than the regiment of the 95th Rifles, whose green jacket he proudly wears.
A small British army is stranded when the French invade northern Portugal. Sharpe is cut off and his attempts to fight his way back to the British lines fail until he is joined by the future Duke of Wellington.They immediately mount a counter-attack and Sharpe, having been the hunted, becomes the hunter once more. Amidst the wreckage of a defeated army, in the storm lashed hills of the Portuguese frontier, Sharpe takes his revenge.
The brilliant beginning of Sharpe’s adventures When a senior British officer is captured by the Tippoo of Mysore’s forces, Richard Sharpe is offered a chance to attempt a rescue, which in turn offers an escape from the tyrannical Sergeant Obadiah Hakeswill.
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 51. Chapters: Richard Sharpe stories, Sharpe (TV series), Sharpe characters, List of Sharpe series characters, Sharpe's Sword, Sharpe's Company, Sharpe's Peril, Sharpe's Eagle, Sharpe's Gold, Sharpe's Devil, Sharpe's Challenge, Sharpe's Battle, Sharpe's Havoc, Over the Hills and Far Away, Sharpe's Revenge, Sharpe's Tiger, Sharpe's Rifles, Sharpe's Enemy, Sharpe's Siege, Sharpe's Triumph, South Essex Regiment, Sharpe's Honour, Sharpe's Skirmish, Sharpe's Waterloo, Sharpe's Justice, Sharpe's Trafalgar, Sharpe's Prey, Sharpe's Fortress, Sharpe's Fury, Sharpe's Regiment, Sharpe's Mission, Over the Hills & Far Away: The Music of Sharpe, Sharpe's Escape, Sharpe's Christmas, Sharpe's Ransom. Excerpt: This is a list of characters in the Sharpe series. Major Peter D'Alembord, nicknamed "Dally," is a fictional character in the Sharpe series of novels by Bernard Cornwell. He joined the British Army after killing a man in a duel over a woman's favors. Peter D'Alembord is of French Hugenout extraction who enters the South Essex Regiment as one of Sharpe's many Light Company Subalterns. He becomes captain of the South Essex Light Company after Sharpe's promotion to major. After Napoleon's return from Elba, D'Alembord is also promoted to major as an inducement to rejoin the army. He is badly injured at the Battle of Waterloo and has to have his leg amputated. It remains unclear whether he survives the wound. In the Sharpe television series, his only appearance is in Sharpe's Honour, where he is portrayed by Edward Atterton, who received no credit for the part. Lucille Castineau was Richard Sharpe's third (common-law) wife in the Sharpe series of books. Lucille was born in c. 1786 to the Lassan family of Normandy. Her father was the Comte de Lassan, a minor aristocrat in possession of a large estate house and farm fallen on hard times. Lucille...
Depictions of British Sea Power in the Napoleonic Era
Author: Sue Parrill
Category: Performing Arts
This book provides summaries and analyses of more than 250 novels and nearly 30 films and examines the extent to which they accurately reflect the history, mores and manners of the period—and the extent to which they reveal the ideas and attitudes of their authors and of the periods in which they were written. Particular emphasis is placed on the nature and importance of the war at sea for the British and on the role of famous naval officers such as Nelson, Pellew, Duncan, Smith and Cochrane in the defeat of Napoleon.
At the height of the 1810 battle of Bussaco, Captain Richard Sharpe finds himself separated from his company and lured into a trap from which he must escape in order to rejoin the conflict at the Lines of Torres Vedras and stop French invaders at Lisbon. By the author of Sharpe's Havoc. Reprint.