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By the Sword Divided (1983– )

TV Series | 50 min | Drama, History, War

Story of the English Civil War as seen through the eyes of two families; the Laceys, loyal to King Charles I, and the Fletchers, loyal to Oliver Cromwell. Written by Anonymous
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Updated Oct 16, 1983

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Oct 16, 1983 (United Kingdom)

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Andrew MacLachlan
Nathaniel Cropper Nathaniel Cropper   See fewer
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Lucy Aston
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Tim Bentinck
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Claire Davenport
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Edward Peel
Walter Jackman Walter Jackman   See fewer
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Simon Butteriss
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Andrew McCulloch
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Mark Burns
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7.6 / 10 | 177 votes