Charlotte & Lady Isabella in Harlots

Harlots is a British-American period drama television series created by Alison Newman and Moira Buffini and inspired by The Covent Garden Ladies by Hallie Rubenhold. The series focuses on Margaret Wells, who runs a brothel in 18th century England and struggles to raise her daughters in a chaotic household. The series premiered on 27 March 2017 on ITV Encore in the United Kingdom, and on 29 March 2017 on Hulu in the United States. It was subsequently renewed for a second series that premiered on 11 July 2018 in the United States. Here is a synopsis: London in 1763 is booming, and one in five women makes a living selling sex. Women’s opportunity for economic advancement is to marry well or be a prostitute. The city’s brothels are run by canny, cruel businesswomen such as Margaret Wells and Lydia Quigley. The prostitutes are reviewed in Harris’s List of Covent Garden Ladies, which some of the women are seen reading in the premiere episode. But there is a new morality in the air as religious crusaders demand the closure of brothels, and the constables are happy to launch brutal raids. The show is exploring two interesting relationships: with Violet Cross and Amelia Scanwell in the first season; Charlotte Wells & Lady Isabella Fitzwilliam in the second. The last couple is portrayed by Jessica Brown-Findlay and Liv Tyler. This playlist is a fantasy preview of the series.

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