Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
Sean Bean. If you had read the introduction you would know this. Sean Bean has had many movie roles: 'The Lord of the Rings', 'Goldeneye' and 'Don't Say a Word', but he will always be known as Richard Sharpe to me.
Yes. He was disguised as a woman!
flag. This flag incites rebellion in the townsfolk who rise up against the French invaders.
Torrecastro. Talavera is the place where Sharpe captures an imperial eagle in 'Sharpe's Eagle'.
|Which Chosen Man is fluent in French and Spanish and can, most importantly, read?||'Sharpe's Rifles'
Harris. Harris is the distinctive red head played by Jason Salkey.
|What is the nickname of Teresa, the leader of the Spanish partisans?||'Sharpe's Rifles'
the Needle . Don't ask why she's called that, it's too gruesome.
95th. Sharpe very proudly wears the green uniform of the 95th regiment.
Brian Cox. Major Hogan is always sniffing snuff. Brian Cox has carved out a niche as a baddie in such films as 'The Bourne Identity' and its sequel and 'X-Men 2', but in 'Sharpe' he's a good guy.
Harper. Patrick Harper and Sharpe don't start off very well, what with the headbutting, but they become friends and Harper is promoted to Sergeant.
Lieutenant. Sharpe is risen from the ranks for saving Wellesley (soon to be Wellington)'s life. This causes major problems for him with the other officers because he's not a proper gentleman, but Sharpe prevails.
Bernard Cornwell. There are more books than in the TV series. One of the books "Sharpe's Tiger" is about 1799 and therefore gives information about Sharpe before the Tv series starts.
"Sharpe's Battalion". In "Sharpe's Gold" there is a Spanish brigand who skins his enemies alive.
|Which incompetent officer and a man who hated Sharpe with a passion, was responsible for losing the king's colours?||Sharpe and His Chosen Men
Colonel Sir Henry Simmerson. Simmerson always claimed to have captured the French Eagle that Sharpe and his regiment had.
Rifleman Hagman. Hagman is a poacher who hails from Cheshire in North England. He is also the musically talented one and can be seen singing the odd song in the films.
|In which episode was Sharpe sent to whip into shape an Irish company in Spanish service and finds himself in extreme peril from both the French and his new command?||Sharpe and His Chosen Men
"Sharpe's Battle". "Battle" is a tale of the battle of Fuentes d'Onoro, a bloody struggle on the Portuguese frontier which deteriorated into a gutter fight in the narrow alleys of a small village. It was a French defeat, but they still chiseled it into the Arc de Triomphe as a victory.
|This private is unusual as he not only reads and writes, but knows literature and speaks several foreign languages. Who is the intellectual of the Chosen Men?||Sharpe and His Chosen Men
Rifleman Harris. In Sharpe's Mission Harris' education comes in handy as he knows enough classical poetry to spot a literary fraud when he sees one.
East Yorkshire Regiment. Sharpe was eventually given command of the South Essex by the Duke of Wellington after the battle of Waterloo.
|Sharpe gained his commission by saving Wellington's life. How many French soldiers did he kill doing this?||Sharpe and His Chosen Men
3. Sharpe was a Sergeant and therefore his promotion to 2nd Lieutenant was a big jump in the ranks.
Perkins and Hagman. It was from the roof of the chapel that the Gonflan (Banner) of St James was flown.
Sharpe ordered him to "fall in".. Rifleman Harper, and his colleagues, understood this to be high praise as it effectively released him from a death sentence.
Captain Murray. Although Captain Murray survived, he died a short while later from wounds sustained in the attack.
Shoreditch. Cooper was "invited" to join the army by a magistrate!
"Do or die, sir.". Major Hogan comes out with many "one-liners" during the episodes and this is one of his first.
Nathan Rothschild. Although Nathan was the referred to banker in London, it was his brother James who was featured as travelling in the episode.
Taking snuff. Major Hogan is seen throughout the episodes to be snuffing and sneezing!
He gave him a field commission.. This was unusual and seen as a "bad turn" as not many soldiers were promoted from the ranks and in being so they were disliked by the men and by the officers - hence they found it difficult to fit in.
Lord Wellington. Later in 1809, after the battle of Talavera, Wellesley was ennobled to 1st Duke of Wellington.
1809. It was in 1809 that Wellesley was preparing to move into Spain from Portugal.
Colonel De L'Eclin. Colonel De L'Eclin died after the battle for the chapel.
Methodist missionaries. We find out later that the "missionaries" are, in fact, the missing banker and his escort.
Brown paper and paraffin oil. Sharpe had sustained a leg injury in a previous battle.