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Top Hat Aside, 'Gentleman Jack' Got A Lot Right About the Life of Anne Lister


Game of Thrones isn't the only reason to keep subscribing to HBO. In the past few months alone, the cable channel and streaming service has delivered plenty of amazing content in the form of Veep, The Inventor, My Brilliant Friend, and most recently, Gentleman Jack.

The period piece just began airing last week, and fans already can't get enough of the 19th century out-lesbian landlady known as Anne Lister (played by Suranne Jones). The show takes place in 1832 England, where the eponymous protagonist attempts to revitalize her inherited home and more scandalously, take on a wife.

But is Gentleman Jack based on a true story? Keep reading for details.