Sharpe's Battle: Richard Sharpe and the Battle of Fuentes de Onoro, May 1811 Setting & Symbolism

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Fuentes de Onoro

This is the scene of most of the battles in this book and the scene of the final battle. Though a small and minor village, it is strategically placed at a crossroads going to Ciudad Rodrigo, Almeida, and the fords of the river Coa. It is a village the British must hold in order to keep the siege at Almeida vested.

San Cristobol

San Cristobol is the village where Loup and his troops often hide out and the place where Sharpe finds out for certain Juanita is a traitor. No battle takes place here since it is empty of everyone except Juanita when Sharpe enters it.

San Isidoro

The crumbling fortress where the Real Compañía Irlandesa is sent to get them out of the way of the British army is called San Isidoro. Loup attacks Sharpe here and three quarters of the Portuguese battalion...

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