Sunday 27 July 2014

Yorktown Campaign Incident Re-created for Poldark

Photo credit Official Poldark

An incident from The American War of Independence Yorktown campaign will be recreated for the new Poldark series on BBC1 says Flintlock and Tomahawk. The novel Ross Poldark begins with Ross returning to Cornwall from the American War of Independence in 1783. The Seige of Yorktown took place in 1781 so fits in nicely with the story.

The historical re-enactment society Redcoats and Revolutionaries will be taking part in the filming for Poldark.

NB: In the novel Ross Poldark it says Ross took a musket ball in the ankle which resulted in him being drafted to New York, so escaping the siege of Yorktown.

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