The Devil's Whore (2008)

TV Mini-Series  |  Drama, History, War
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Set between the years 1642 and 1660, "The Devil's Whore" charts the progress of the English Civil War through the eyes of the a 17 year old girl, the fictional Angelica Fanshawe.

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 Angelica Fanshawe (4 episodes, 2008)
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 Oliver Cromwell (4 episodes, 2008)
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 John Lilburne (4 episodes, 2008)
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 Edward Sexby (4 episodes, 2008)
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 Elizabeth Lilburne (4 episodes, 2008)
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 Thomas Rainsborough (4 episodes, 2008)
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 Joliffe (3 episodes, 2008)
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 King Charles I (3 episodes, 2008)
Rob van Vuuren ...
 The Devil (3 episodes, 2008)
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 John Thurloe / ... (2 episodes, 2008)
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 Christian (2 episodes, 2008)
Peter Terry ...
 Commons Speaker (2 episodes, 2008)
David Sherwood ...
 Juxon Bishop Confessor (2 episodes, 2008)
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During Oliver Cromwell's puritanical regicidal revolution, the fictional aristocratic manor lady Angelica Fanshawe follows her heart rather then political loyalty in the bloody conflict between royalists and Roundheads, and later among Crowell's triumphant, soon rivaling protestant followers. For love, she comits to several parties. Written by KGF Vissers

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Excellent series but . . .
21 September 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Excellently entertaining series with some interesting slants on the history but I appreciate that the writers did not set out to create a drama-documentary. Although they did incorporate some historical accuracy, anyone not knowing the real history of the Civil War could/would be very confused by some of the content. The real Thomas Rainsborough did not marry someone called Angelica Fanshawe and he is buried in the now disappeared graveyard of St John's, Wapping.

Pity that IMD have posted a picture of John Simm/Sexby's stand-in rather than JS/Sexby himself!!!!!

I am also totally stunned that the makers of the series insisted that they could not find suitable filming locations in the UK. I could have suggested any number of suitable locations both privately owned (but the owners have allowed filming) and NT or English Heritage. It seems amazing that with so much Tudor and Jacobean property here, not to mention forests etc that they deemed it necessary to ship cast and crew several thousand miles away to South Africa.


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