Flashman in the Great Game: From the Flashman Papers 1856-1858 Setting & Symbolism

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Allahabad

A city in north-central India at the junction of the Jumna and Ganges rivers, Allahabad is the scene of a fighting during the 1857-58 Indian Mutiny. When the beleaguered British defenders of Cawnpore look to escape, they head downriver to Allahabad not knowing it is also under siege. All but five perish, and Harry Flashman, one of the survivors, heads instead to Lucknow.

Balmoral Castle

The large estate in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, purchased by Prince Albert, Balmoral is the setting for Harry Flashman's fateful meetings with Queen Victoria and Lord Palmerston. The Prime Minister summons Flashy secretly to go to Jhansi in central India and investigate rumors that the sepoys (native troops) are about to rebel. Flashy dislikes the "Highland gloom" and piety of Balmoral, which he visits every September during Queen Victoria's reign. Shortly before his departure for London and India, Flashy is horrified to .find the...

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