Portugal 1809, the Peninsular War in the age of Napoleon. A British sergeant in the 95th Rifles saves the life of Arthur Wellesley, and finds himself promoted to Lieutenant and in charge of a company of Rifles that do no respect him, to carry out a dangerous and vital mission.
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, author of the Richard Sharpe novels on which the TV series was based, was so happy with Sean Bean
's portrayal of his hero that he changed the physical description of Sharpe in his later books to more closely resemble the actor. See more
When Teresa is helping Sharpe and his men to gain access to Torrecastro, she slashes a French soldier across the stomach, killing him. A fraction of a second later we see her sword, and there isn't a drop of blood on it. See more
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