Sharpe's Eagle: Richard Sharpe and the Talavera Campaign July 1809 Setting & Symbolism

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Abrantes, Portugal

This is the town where the novel begins. It is also where British forces rest before moving on to Spain.

Napoleonic Wars

These wars were fought between the French Empire under the rule of Napoleon and various other allied European countries in the early years of the nineteenth century.

Regimentia de la Santa Maria

This regiment of Spanish infantry partners with the British South Essex Regiment. Due to incompetent leadership, this regiment is entirely wiped out by French cavalry.

South Essex Regiment

This single-battalion regiment of British infantry is led by the incompetent Colonel Simmerson. In their first battle the majority of the regiment is killed and they lose their color flag.

West Indies/Fever Islands

These British territories in the Caribbean Sea were notoriously known as the Fever Islands. These are considered to be the least desirable of all British military posts in the early...

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