Empire in the eyes of a cad — the lessons of Flashman
The flaws of Rule Britannia are seen in sharp relief by a rakish and cowardly British soldier. Nilanjana Roy reflects on Empire through the series of books: The Flashman Papers. Writing in the Financial Times she examines the deeply flawed lead character, a cowardly British soldier, and how he can perhaps offer us a better guide to history.
From Financial Times