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* WorldOfHam: Some of the performances would not be out of place in Series/{{Blackadder}} but the show is [[TropesAreNotBad no less enjoyable for it.]]

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* WorldOfHam: Some of the performances would not be out of place in Series/{{Blackadder}} but the show is [[TropesAreNotBad [[Administrivia/TropesAreTools no less enjoyable for it.]]


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!!Tropes in ''By the Sword Divided'' include;


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* DuringTheWar


An [[HistoricalFiction historical drama]] series broadcast by the [[Creator/TheBBC BBC]] from [[TheEighties 1983 to 1985]]. It was created by John Hawkesworth, who produced [[UpstairsDownstairs a certain other sweeping historical drama about a wealthy family and their servants.]]

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An [[HistoricalFiction historical drama]] series broadcast by the [[Creator/TheBBC BBC]] from [[TheEighties 1983 to 1985]]. It was created by John Hawkesworth, who produced [[UpstairsDownstairs [[Series/UpstairsDownstairs a certain other sweeping historical drama about a wealthy family and their servants.]]


Set during the [[TheCavalierYears seventeenth century]], 'By The Sword Divided' follows the fortunes of the noble Lacey family, their servants and their home, Arnescote Castle, through the UsefulNotes/EnglishCivilWar and the Interregnum. Sir Martin Lacey and his household are Royalists but his eldest daughter is married to John Fletcher, a leading figure in the Parliamentary cause. Family loyalty and political allegiances are put to the test through intrigue, battle, affairs and other adventures, occasionally involving historical figures from the period.

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Set during the [[TheCavalierYears seventeenth century]], 'By ''By The Sword Divided' Divided'' follows the fortunes of the noble Lacey family, their servants and their home, Arnescote Castle, through the UsefulNotes/EnglishCivilWar and the Interregnum. Sir Martin Lacey and his household are Royalists but his eldest daughter is married to John Fletcher, a leading figure in the Parliamentary cause. Family loyalty and political allegiances are put to the test through intrigue, battle, affairs and other adventures, occasionally involving historical figures from the period.


* [[spoiler: DrivenToSuicide: Hugh, at the revelation that he is Sir Martin's bastard.]]

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* [[spoiler: DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler: Hugh, at the revelation that he is Sir Martin's bastard.]]


* TheOtherDarrin: Peter Birch replaced Tim Berierly as Lord Edward Ferrar in the second series.



* RetroactiveRecognition: Timothy Bentinck, who plays Tom, is probably now better known for playing Cliff Lawton in ''Series/TheThickOfIt''.


Set during the [[TheCavalierYears seventeenth century]], 'By The Sword Divided' follows the fortunes of the noble Lacey family, their servants and their home, Arnescote Castle, through the EnglishCivilWar and the Interregnum. Sir Martin Lacey and his household are Royalists but his eldest daughter is married to John Fletcher, a leading figure in the Parliamentary cause. Family loyalty and political allegiances are put to the test through intrigue, battle, affairs and other adventures, occasionally involving historical figures from the period.

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Set during the [[TheCavalierYears seventeenth century]], 'By The Sword Divided' follows the fortunes of the noble Lacey family, their servants and their home, Arnescote Castle, through the EnglishCivilWar UsefulNotes/EnglishCivilWar and the Interregnum. Sir Martin Lacey and his household are Royalists but his eldest daughter is married to John Fletcher, a leading figure in the Parliamentary cause. Family loyalty and political allegiances are put to the test through intrigue, battle, affairs and other adventures, occasionally involving historical figures from the period.


* WorldOfHam: Some of the performances would not be out of place in {{Blackadder}} but the show is [[TropesAreNotBad no less enjoyable for it.]]

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* WorldOfHam: Some of the performances would not be out of place in {{Blackadder}} Series/{{Blackadder}} but the show is [[TropesAreNotBad no less enjoyable for it.]]


An [[HistoricalFiction historical drama]] series broadcast by the [[TheBBC BBC]] from [[TheEighties 1983 to 1985]]. It was created by John Hawkesworth, who produced [[UpstairsDownstairs a certain other sweeping historical drama about a wealthy family and their servants.]]

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An [[HistoricalFiction historical drama]] series broadcast by the [[TheBBC [[Creator/TheBBC BBC]] from [[TheEighties 1983 to 1985]]. It was created by John Hawkesworth, who produced [[UpstairsDownstairs a certain other sweeping historical drama about a wealthy family and their servants.]]


* GoodAdulteryBadAdultery: Anne has an affair with Major General Horton after becoming estranged from John. John blames himself for the estrangement and does not challenge them but Tom uses it as an excuse to challenge Horton to a duel.

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* GoodAdulteryBadAdultery: Anne has an affair with Major General Horton after becoming estranged from John. John blames himself for the estrangement and does not challenge them confront her about it but Tom uses it the affair as an excuse a pretext to challenge Horton to a duel.


* BadassDamsel: Anne protests strongly against Tom taking her to Arnescote, ostensibly to protect her from the deserters sacking her home. She is even less impressed when she realises that Sir Martin intends to use her as a hostage should the Parliamentarians try to attack Arnescote.


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* DefiantCaptive: Anne protests strongly against Tom taking her to Arnescote, ostensibly to protect her from the deserters sacking her home. She is even less impressed when she realises that Sir Martin intends to use her as a hostage should the Parliamentarians try to attack Arnescote.


* RetroactiveRecognition: Timothy Bentinck, who plays Tom, is probably now better known for playing Cliff Lawton in TheThickOfIt.

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* RetroactiveRecognition: Timothy Bentinck, who plays Tom, is probably now better known for playing Cliff Lawton in TheThickOfIt.''Series/TheThickOfIt''.


* AllYourBaseAreBelongToUs: [[spoiler: The Parliamentarians storm and capture Arnescote in the first series.]]

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* AllYourBaseAreBelongToUs: [[spoiler: The Parliamentarians Roundheads storm and capture Arnescote in the first series.]]



* BadassBoast: Sir Martin delivers one when called upon to surrender Arnescote.

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* BadassBoast: Sir Martin delivers one when called upon to surrender Arnescote. Arnescote in 'Ring of Fire'.



* DontMakeMeTakeMyBeltOff: Sir Martin canes Lucinda for [[ValuesDissonance running away and refusing to marry Lord Edward.]] Anne also threatens her son Martin with this.

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* DontMakeMeTakeMyBeltOff: Sir Martin canes Lucinda for [[ValuesDissonance running away and refusing to marry Lord Edward.]] Anne also threatens her son Martin with this.this when he's caught brawling with the village boys.



* OfficerAndAGentleman: During the siege of Arnescote, Captain Leckie fires a gun to salute Lucinda and Edward as they return from their wedding in the chapel. [[spoiler: He then rather spoils the celebration by firing case shot over the walls, killing a defender and breaking the windows in the great hall.]]

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* OfficerAndAGentleman: During the siege of Arnescote, Captain Leckie fires a gun to salute Lucinda and Edward as they return from their wedding in the chapel.church. [[spoiler: He then rather spoils the celebration by firing case shot over the walls, killing a defender and breaking the windows in the great hall.]]


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* SuicideMission: In 'Ring of Fire', Captain Leckie takes the opportunity to lead the forlorn hope and [[HoistByHisOwnPetard place a petard on the castle gate]] in order to redeem himself for losing a cannon earlier in the siege. [[spoiler: Not only does he survive, he breaches the castle gate and helps force the surrender of Arnescote. Marsh recommends him for promotion.]]


** [[spoiler: Susan Protheroe is ''not'' happy when she discovers that Hannibal Marsh has a wife back home.]]

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** [[spoiler: Susan Protheroe sleeps with Hannibal Marsh in the hope of receiving his protection. She is ''not'' happy when she discovers that Hannibal Marsh he has a wife back home.home and never had any intention of taking Susan with him.]]

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* RetroactiveRecognition: Timothy Bentinck, who plays Tom, is probably now better known for playing Cliff Lawton in TheThickOfIt.

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