This section provides a short description of all the major objects in the book. This can be printed out as a study guide for students, used as a "key" for leading a class discussion, or you can jump to the quiz/homework section to find worksheets that incorporate these descriptions into a variety of question formats.
Wapping - An area of London near the Thames River where Sharpe grew up.
Copenhagen - This city is bombarded by the British in 1807.
Footpad - A term for a robber who preys on pedestrians.
Heat-shot - The practice of heating cannon balls before they are fired so that they will start fires in wooden structures.
Bomb ship - This type of vessel is armed with mortars for bombarding places on land.
95th Rifles - These elite light infantry troops wore a green uniform instead of the usual red uniforms of...
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