|Richard Sharpe and the Expedition to Copenhagen 1807|
|ISBN||0-00-225875-7 (hardcover edition)
ISBN 0-00-651310-7 (paperback edition)
|Preceded by||Sharpe's Trafalgar|
|Followed by||Sharpe's Rifles|
Chronologically the 5th book in the Richard Sharpe series. It takes place in Copenhagen, Denmark, 1807 when Sharpe is tasked with protecting an aide to the Duke of York, but eventually becomes part of the Bombardment of Copenhagen.
He meets Major General David Baird in the Frog Pick pub, who was with him at the Siege of Seringapatam. Baird offers him the task of protecting Captain/Major Lassiver. Sharpe accepts.
They then sail to Copenhagen, but Lassiver tries to have Sharpe killed and proves himself a traitor.
Richard Sharpe – Second Lieutenant and Quartermaster in the 95th Rifles
General Baird – Dispatches Sharpe on his mission
The Honourable John Lavisser – A turncoat British Guards officer
Barker – A cutthroat servant
Astrid Skovgaard – A Danish widow with whom Sharpe has a relationship
Lord Pumphrey – a Foreign Office employee and spymaster
Arthur Wellesley– Divisional commander
Joel Chase – Captain of HMS Pucelle and friend of Sharpe's
Captain Gordon – an aide to General Baird, who is his uncle
Captain Dunnett – Sharpe's superior officer in the 95th, with whom he has a strained relationship
Captain Murray – A company commander in the 95th Rifles