a real world point of view
|The Adventuress of Henrietta Street|
|Companion(s):||Fitz Kreiner, Anji Kapoor|
|Main enemy:||Sabbath, Babewyns|
|Main setting:||Earth, February 1782 to 13 February 1783, Brighthelmstone (aka Brighton), Scarlette's Bordello, LondonCaribeean Island of St. Belique, The Church of Saint Simone The Jonah|
|Release date:||November 2001|
|Format:||Paperback Book, --- Pages|
|BBC Eighth Doctor Adventures|
|Grimm Reality||Mad Dogs and Englishmen|
The Adventuress of Henrietta Street was the fifty-first novel in the BBC Eighth Doctor Adventures series. It was written by Lawrence Miles. It featured the Eighth Doctor, Fitz Kreiner and Anji Kapoor.
On February 9, 1783, a funeral was held in the tunnels at the dead heart of London. It was the funeral of a warrior and a conjurer, a paladin and an oracle, the last of an ancient breed who'd once stood between the Earth and the bloodiest of its nightmares.
Her name was Scarlette. Part courtesan, part sorceress, this is her history: the part she played in the Siege of Henrietta Street, and the sacrifice she made in the defence of her world.
In the year leading up to that funeral, something raw and primal ate its way through human society, from the streets of pre-Revolutionary Paris to the slave-states of America. Something that only the eighteenth century could have summoned, and against which the only line of defence was a bordello in Covent Garden.
And then there was Scarlette's accomplice, the 'elemental champion' who stood alongside her in the final battle. The one they called the Doctor.
- The Eighth Doctor
- The Doctor marries Scarlette.
- Sabbath removes the Doctor's second heart.
- The Doctor grows a beard and has chest hair.
- Fitz Kreiner
- Once again demonstrates his ability to cope with impossible situations through role-play. Here he pretends to be a Service Agent.
- Anji Kapoor
- Does not cope well with being trapped in the past and having to live in a brothel.
- Juliette Vierge
- Lisa-Beth Lachlan
- Katchka Nakhova
- Calls herself Katya
- Rebecca Macardle
- Tula Lui
- Is able to negate the Doctor's formidable 'powers' (such as his innate time senses and enhanced reflexes) and beats him severely on Sabbath's orders.
- This novel marks Sabbath's first 'official' appearance in a novel.
- Decides that the Doctor is an "elemental" who doesn't know that the "elemental's" time is over, and therefore beneath his notice (therefore calls off his attacks on the Doctor and Scarlette).
- Man with the Rosette
- Nie Who
- Anne-Belle Paley
- Charles Fox
- Charles Greville
- Emily Hart
- King of Beasts
- Hellfire Club
- The Master (The Man with the Rosette. He is at the Doctor's wedding, his only family. Given how he is dressed and what he says/does, it is suggested it is the Master.)
- The Jonah is Sabbath's steam ship. It can travel in time and is around twenty feet long. Sabbath hopes to gain better control of his time travel using the Doctor's black heart.
- The Man with the Rosette will later appear in an "unexpected capacity" although it remains unclear what this means.
- The Babewyns originated in the Kingdom of Beasts.
- This novel departs from the 'normal' novel style in that it is told as a non-fiction / historical novel.
- What is suggested as the remains of Gallifrey is seen in this novel.
- In Lance Parkin's AHistory, Parkin acknowledges that Lawrence Miles intended the Man with the Rosette to be the Master.
- The novel saw Lawrence Miles' return to writing Doctor Who novels following a well-publicised online "resignation" in August 1999. It is his last Doctor Who novel to date, however, as he went on to writing Faction Paradox works for other publishers and other projects.
- Sabbath continues to turn up in novels (though not always the main "villain") including PROSE: Anachrophobia, History 101, Time Zero, The Last Resort.
- The Master claims that there are only four Time Lords left in the universe, and therefore refuses to fight the Doctor. However, this does not seem to stop the Master after only he and the Doctor are left alive - this inconsistency is possibly a result of the insanity inflicted by Rassilon and the events of the Last Great Time War. (TV: The Sound of Drums)
- The Man with the Rosette is next seen in The Gallifrey Chronicles.
- Detailed synopsis of The Adventuress of Henrietta Street at the Doctor Who Reference Guide
- The Discontinuity Guide to: The Adventuress of Henrietta Street at The Whoniverse