Empire in the eyes of a cad — the lessons of Flashman | Curio

Empire in the eyes of a cad — the lessons of Flashman

7 mins | Jul 18, 2019

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.

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From Financial Times