Everything you need to understand or teach Sharpe's Enemy by Bernard Cornwell.
It is Christmas, 1812, and the British Empire is at war with Napoleonic France. The British forces have invaded Spain through Portugal and against all predictions have gained a toehold on the continent. The French prepare to launch a surprise counterattack and major diversionary raid. Meanwhile, Richard Sharpe is promoted to major and placed in charge of various training details during the winter lull of fighting. Sharpe's command is saddled with a rocket artillery battalion—a new-fangled weapon that most soldiers predict will be an abject failure. Close by, a rag-tag army of deserters from various armies invades the small town of Andrados and holds the locals hostage. They also capture several society ladies who happened to be in town on a religious pilgrimage. Sharpe is ordered to secure their release. Along with Sergeant Patrick Harper, Sharpe travels to Andrados with ransom funds.... View more of the Sharpe's Enemy: Richard Sharpe and the Defense of Portugal, Christmas 1812 Summary
Sharpe's Enemy: Richard Sharpe and the Defense of Portugal, Christmas 1812 Lesson Plans contain 122 pages of teaching material, including: