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Adventurer James Keziah Delaney returns to London during the War of 1812 to rebuild his late father's shipping empire. However, both the government and his biggest competitor want his inheritance at any cost - even murder.
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 James Keziah Delaney (10 episodes, 2017-2018)
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 Benjamin Wilton (8 episodes, 2017)
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 Zilpha Geary (8 episodes, 2017)
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 Brace (8 episodes, 2017)
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 Godfrey (8 episodes, 2017)
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 Sir Stuart Strange (8 episodes, 2017)
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 John Pettifer (8 episodes, 2017)
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 Lorna Bow (7 episodes, 2017)
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 Atticus (7 episodes, 2017)
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 Dumbarton (7 episodes, 2017)
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 Helga (7 episodes, 2017)
Ruby-May Martinwood ...
 Winter (7 episodes, 2017)
James Greaves ...
 Strange's Clerk (7 episodes, 2017)
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 Thorne Geary (6 episodes, 2017)
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 Solomon Coop (6 episodes, 2017)
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 Robert (6 episodes, 2017)
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 French Bill (6 episodes, 2017)
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 Martinez (6 episodes, 2017)
Tallulah Rose Haddon ...
 Pearl (6 episodes, 2017)
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 Prince Regent (5 episodes, 2017)
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 Cholmondeley (5 episodes, 2017)
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 Robert Thoyt (5 episodes, 2017)
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James Keziah Delaney returns to 1814 London after 10 years in Africa to discover that he has been left a mysterious legacy by his father. Driven to wage war on those who have wronged him, Delaney finds himself in a face-off against the East India Company, whilst playing a dangerous game between two warring nations, Britain and America.

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Every Taboo is Broken.
28 February 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The first season of this show is excellently written and directed. Tom Hardy does an outstanding job. The historical material is an educator's dream, but the content is a school teacher's nightmare! Every taboo is broken, and in pre-Victorian England, that's a lot of taboos!

This TV show explores a part of history that is often glossed over. I definitely tried to research a little more about the war of 1812 while watching it. Some quite interesting things happened in that war. The British burned down Washington D.C.!

If I had one critique of this show, it would be that the color scheme is a little monotonous. I think they should take off the 19th century filter.

I definitely am looking forward to the next season. I really hope that the intricate plot development continues and becomes more historically interesting. It will be difficult, however, to live up to this outstanding first season. Please, give it a watch! Though not with children -


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