Sharpe's Waterloo
Richard Sharpe and The Battle of Waterloo
Author Bernard Cornwell
Publisher HarperCollins
Cover The Battle of Waterloo
Published February 1990
ISBN ISBN 0006473245 - HarperCollins Paperback edition (1995)
Preceded by Sharpe's Revenge
Followed by Sharpe's Ransom
Sharpe's Waterloo is an Historical novel in the Richard Sharpe series by Bernard Cornwell. Originally published in 1990 under the title Waterloo, it is the eleventh and final novel of the "original" Sharpe series.


Napoleon having escaped from Elba, Richard Sharpe leaves his farm in Normandy to rejoin the British Army, and is created a Lieutenant Colonel of a Dutch-Belgian cavalry regiment, a sinecure to give him standing as one of the Prince of Orange's staff officers. Sharpe's lover Lucille has followed him to Belgium with their infant son, Henri-Patrick, as has Sharpe's friend Patrick Harper, now a civilian who has ostensibly come to Belgium to trade in horses, but unofficially to resume his place at Sharpe's side.

Characters in Sharpe's WaterlooEdit

  • Lt. Col. Richard Sharpe – a staff officer for the Prince of Orange.
  • Patrick Harper – now a civilian, Dublin pub owner, horse trader.
  • Lt. Simon Doggett – a British officer on the Prince of Orange's staff.
  • Lord John Rossendale – British cavalry officer, and Sharpe's enemy.
  • Jane Sharpe – Sharpe's estranged wife.
  • Lucille Castineau – Sharpe's woman.
  • Daniel Hagman – Rifleman.
  • Major Dunnett – Rifle officer, Sharpe's old commander.
  • Lt. Harry Price – officer in the Prince Of Wales' Own Volunteers.
  • Capt. Peter d'Alembord - officer in the Prince Of Wales' Own Volunteers
  • Lt. Col. Joseph Ford – new commanding officer of the Prince Of Wales' Own Volunteers.
  • Major Edwin Vine - officer in the Prince Of Wales' Own Volunteers