I just read it, and it's a tremendous story. A little pollyanna at the end, but still up there.
The shame of it is that it isn't on SOL. It's filed under "Mature" over there, which makes no sense, and there's really no search capability that would have let me find it. Only seeing the link here connected me to it.
Yes, the "has/as" and "off/of" substitutions are irritating. But the structure is good, the premise is good, the characters are diverse, if not fleshed out. A good read for anyone who likes Argon's British Empire tales.