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Elizabeth Deserved Better on 'Poldark' — A Look Back at the Character's Tragic Demise


In the world of Poldark, things are looking bleak. The final season, which premiered in the U.S. on Sept. 29, picks up a few months after the death of Elizabeth Warleggan (Heida Reed) — who, in all honesty, may have had the most depressing story arc of any character on the show.

What happened to Elizabeth on Poldark?

At the end of Season 4, the brunette beauty died of gangrene after taking a potion to induce labor early. 

Elizabeth’s desire to give birth prematurely stemmed from her second pregnancy, during which she tricked her husband George into thinking she gave birth early because of a fall down the stairs. In reality, the timeline was off because Ross Poldark is the real father of her son Valentine, not George.