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Captain Harry Flashman

Harry Flashman is a Captain in the Horse Guards and a bonafide war hero. Harry, also known as Flash or Flashy, is rumored to have won the war in Afghanistan practically single handed and attained a great deal of status and praise due to his actions. This is increased by the fact that Flash was injured more than once in combat.

Although Flash is married to Elspeth, he has no qualms about bedding other women. Flash justifies this by saying that Elspeth is a trollop and has lovers, so it is perfectly acceptable for him to do the same.

By all standards, Flash is a handsome man who enjoys his waning status among the upper class. Part of Flash's appeal comes from his outrageous spending habits, paid for in part by Elspeth's family money, a fact which Elspeth's parents will never let Flash forget.

Flash has...

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