The Devil's Whore (2008)

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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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Very pretty, but confusing, historical fact debatable
20 November 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This is a confusing historical period; the cavaliers were not bad or good the roundheads were not good or bad. Neither was there a single cause - religion, unfair tax and national debt, autocracy and trying to debase parliamentary powers, (sounds like Gordon Brown!!) . Puritains, church of England, Catholics, Levellers the causes were numerous. Nor can we say it was aristocracy against common people. In the end Oliver Cromwell had his head cut of his dead body, and the people welcomed back Charles II with open arms.

This series is very pretty, but it is going to fast to set up the story properly. If you want to see a period romp, it may be enjoyable. If you want to learn about history and the lessons we can learn today from it, read a good book.


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