Objects & Places from Sharpe's Prey: Richard Sharpe and the Expedition to Copenhagen, 1807

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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 British soldiers.

The French Horn - This tavern is popular with British Army officers.

Trafalgar - This is located in the southwest of Spain where the British destroyed the French navy.

Jutland - This is the mainland portion of Denmark.

Zealand - This large Danish island is the location of the capital, Copenhagen.

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