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The Battle of Talavera was a battle in the Peninsular War. It was considered a significant victory for the Duke of Wellington's forces.

During the Battle, a French Eagle was captured by Captain Sharpe of the South Essex. (PROSE: A Funny Turn)

Behind the scenes Edit

The reference to Captain Sharpe capturing a French Eagle during the Battle originates in the Sharpe series of novels by Bernard Cornwell.

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