I'm preferring the London scenes to Cornwall these days, and they did put a law through in 1796 to try and help the poor, although I think that had more to do with Britain's greatest ever prime minister, William Pitt the younger, than it did with Ross Poldark
I'm beginning to think that Demelza is caught in a time warp. She never changes, she never ages and she's still stuck in her ancient green gown. Will she ever get new clothes ???????