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Poldark and Methodism

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Set in 18th century Cornwall, England, the TV series, “Poldark,” tells the story of Ross Poldark, played by Aidan Turner (right), and his wife Demelza, played by Eleanor Tomlinson. The story takes place around the time when the Methodist movement gained momentum among working class people in Cornwall, and the third season features a Methodist subplot. Photo courtesy of Mammoth Screen.

Photo courtesy of Mammoth Screen
Set in 18th century Cornwall, England, the TV series, “Poldark,” tells the story of Ross Poldark, played by Aidan Turner (right), and his wife Demelza, played by Eleanor Tomlinson. The story takes place around the time when the Methodist movement gained momentum among working class people in Cornwall, and the third season features a Methodist subplot.
By Mary Jacobs
Nov. 14, 2017 | UMNS
How often are Methodists called “those Wesleyan renegades”?
If you’re watching “Poldark” on TV, you’ve heard those exact words — although in reference to fictional Methodists.