Everything you need to understand or teach Sharpe's Eagle by Bernard Cornwell.
Sharpe's Eagle is a novel set during the Peninsular War, a part of the Napoleonic Wars. The novel opens in July 1809. The title refers to Richard Sharpe, a British soldier, and his quest to capture the standard of a French military unit, a gilded eagle.
The novel opens with Lieutenant Sharpe being tended by his friend and sergeant, Patrick Harper. Sharpe had been wounded by a French cavalryman in a battle in Portugal. While Sharpe's leg wound is healing, aided by Harper's treatment, which includes the use of maggots, the rest of the British forces are preparing to move into Spain. There they will ally with the Spanish army and fight the French forces that have occupied Spain.
Soon it becomes apparent to Sharpe that the dangers he faces do not all come from the French forces. First he encounters Colonel Henry Simmerson, a wealthy man who has purchased... View more of the Sharpe's Eagle: Richard Sharpe and the Talavera Campaign July 1809 Summary
Sharpe's Eagle: Richard Sharpe and the Talavera Campaign July 1809 Lesson Plans contain 107 pages of teaching material, including: