Sharpe's Honour: Richard Sharpe and the Vitoria Campaign, February to June, 1813 Setting & Symbolism

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Treaty of Valencay

The treaty Ducos has created in hopes of securing victory for France.

La Marquesa's letters

One letter initially condemns Sharpe, and one clears him of blame. Though La Marquesa is treacherous, her letters are used as evidence in his trial; an earlier letter from her expressing condolences for his wife's death is withheld as evidence.

Burgos

A city in the northern part of Spain that the French army occupies. This is where Sharpe is held in prison and where an explosion enables his escape.

Vitoria

The final battle that drives France out of Spain.

The Telescope

This item was given to Sharpe in the past by Wellington for saving the General's life. It is one of the few meaningful things Sharpe possesses and is broken in a fury by Ducos. However, a sharp brass piece of the telescope helps Sharpe escape interrogation and ultimately get...

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