James is rescued from an attack on his life by Dr Dumbarton, to whom he repeats his request for an audience with Thomas Jefferson to sanction his claim to Nootka Sound, so that he can use it for a trading base with the Chinese. He also foils Strange by presenting him with a will bequeathing the land to the American Government, forcing the East India Company to keep him alive. He writes to Zilpha, offering her a half share in the inheritance but she is unresponsive Lorna persists in her claim to Nootka through her marriage to James' father. Thorne pays James a cryptic visit, demonstrating his power over Zilpha. Delaney saves Lorna from being molested by the Duke of Richmond.
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The Duke of Richmond is portrayed as grotesque and depraved. The actual Duke of Richmond in 1814 was 50-year-old Charles Lennox, the 4th Duke in the current line. He was handsome (by contemporary as well as modern standards), very athletic (he excelled at cricket, tennis and racket-ball), and apparently happily married to Charlotte Gordon, with whom he had 14 children - 7 daughters and 7 sons. In the setting of Taboo, the Duke was quite likely not even in London - at some point during 1814 he moved his family to Brussels (as he was serving in the war against Napoleon), where they stayed until 1818, when he was appointed Governor-General of British North America. See more
When Delaney is being "sewed up" by the American doctor/spy, he asks that his request be communication to President Jefferson. The show is set during the War of 1812 (1812-14). Jefferson, however, left office in 1809; James Madison was President at the time. See more
James Keziah Delaney
My servant wants to shoot you in the face.
Your servant is now half mine.
Written by Max Richter See more