Ross’ dogged belief in justice and morality puts him at odds with the class into which he was born and, as a champion of the common people, threatens to become his undoing.
Demelza assumed her position as Ross’ wife with a grace few foresaw but a niggling sense of lowliness haunts her. She nds herself wrestling to not only save Ross from himself, but to embrace her own independence.
Elizabeth nds herself torn between the present and what could have been. As the Poldarks stand divided, Elizabeth seeks to unify them but nds her loyalties called into question along the way.
Francis is a good man, but one plagued by self-pity and poor decisions. A jealously belying his true nature has fuelled Francis into actions at odds with his loyalties, actions he now seeks to rectify.
George will stop at nothing to increase the might of his family’s banking empire, believing that with power comes the key to increased social respectability – something he desperately craves.
Verity broke from her role as a dutiful daughter
to marry Captain Andrew Blamey, a man with a dark past. Though happily in love, she yearns for familial reunion.
Dwight is motivated by a fierce morality and strong principles. His mettle is tested, however, by the arrival of Caroline Penvenen – a woman who pulls Dwight from the familiar and into the thrilling.
Caroline’s kindly, sweet-toothed old Uncle
who has raised her since she was orphaned. Ray is one of the county’s most wealthy and powerful gentlemen.
The matriarch of the Poldark family, Aunt Agatha may be in her nineties with little of her hearing and none of her teeth left, but she is as shrewd and outspoken as she ever was.
Caroline is a complete minx: rich, beautiful
and clever. She delights in tormenting people, but underneath there is a sweet, generous and complex heart.