Royal Flash, from the Flashman Papers Setting & Symbolism

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London

London is the home of Captain Harry Flashman, war hero and borderline socialite. Flash lives in a house in the city with his wife, Elspeth, daughter of a wealthy Scotsman.

London is going through a dramatic change since the coronation of Queen Victoria. Flash laments that the city is turning puritanical with less revealing clothes for the women, and bans on some of his favorite activities such as whores, gambling, and drinking. Flash recognizes that there are still many places in London where one can get the things he needs, from Whitechapel to the newest club in St. James, the Minor Club. There are still ill-gotten gains and opportunities for clever men like Flash and his wingman, Speedicut. The pair takes great delight in finding the seedy underbelly of the city and taking advantage of all it has to offer. It is this kind of activity that...

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