Set in West Yorkshire in 1832, Gentleman Jack is the epic story of the remarkable landowner Anne Lister. Returning after years of exotic travel and social climbing, Anne determines to transform the fate of her faded ancestral home, Shibden Hall in Halifax. To do this she must re-open her coal mines and marry well. True to her own nature, she plans to marry a woman. And not just any woman: the woman Anne Lister marries must be seriously wealthy.