Napoleonic Wars: Up From the Ranks – The TRUE Story of the real-life Richard Sharpes
Richard Sharpe – the most famous British soldier of the Napoleonic Wars…Obviously he is a fictional character…Battling against the French and against the upper-class nitwits who are determined to stop him winning the war single-handedly.
But what if working class officers coming up through ranks weren’t as rare as we think?
What if Sharpe was actually an underachiever compared to real soldiers of the era?
Well Historian Steve Brown has been taking a deep dive into the backgrounds of the British officers of the Napoleonic Wars.
Credit to : Redcoat History