The White Queen (2013)

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Three different, yet equally relentless women vie for the throne in 15th Century England.

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 Richard Duke of Gloucester / ... (10 episodes, 2013)
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 Queen Elizabeth / ... (10 episodes, 2013)
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 Lady Margaret Beaufort (10 episodes, 2013)
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 Anne Neville (10 episodes, 2013)
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 King Edward / ... (9 episodes, 2013)
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 Anthony Rivers (8 episodes, 2013)
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 Jasper Tudor (8 episodes, 2013)
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 Countess of Warwick (7 episodes, 2013)
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 George Duke of Clarence (7 episodes, 2013)
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 Isabel Neville (7 episodes, 2013)
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 Duchess Cecily (6 episodes, 2013)
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 Jacquetta Woodville (6 episodes, 2013)
Eve Ponsonby ...
 Mary Woodville (6 episodes, 2013)
Pieter D'Hondt ...
 Royal Guard / ... (6 episodes, 2013)
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 Lord Warwick (5 episodes, 2013)
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 Lord Thomas Stanley (5 episodes, 2013)
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 Henry Stafford (5 episodes, 2013)
Otto Farrant ...
 Thomas Grey (5 episodes, 2013)
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A portrayal of one of the most dramatic and turbulent times in English history. A story of love and lust, seduction and deception, betrayal and murder, it is uniquely told through the perspective of three different, yet equally relentless women - Elizabeth Woodville, Margaret Beaufort and Anne Neville. In their quest for power, they will scheme, manipulate and seduce their way onto the English throne. The year is 1464, before the Tudor dynasty ruled the country, and war has been ravaging throughout England over who is the rightful King. It is a bitter dispute between two sides of the same family, The House of York and The House of Lancaster. The House of York's young and handsome Edward IV is crowned King of England with the help of the master manipulator, Lord Warwick "The Kingmaker." But when Edward falls in love with a beautiful Lancastrian commoner, Elizabeth Woodville, Warwick's plan to control the throne comes crashing down. A violent, high-stakes struggle ensues between ... Written by Official site

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Men go to battle. Women wage war.

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£25,000,000 (estimated)
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In an astounding coincidence, Emma Frost, the writer of "The White Queen" BBC series, shares her name with a famous Marvel Comics "X-men" character, "Emma Frost, the White Queen," a member of the mutant clans. Yet this show, based on 16th-century historical personages, is in no way related to Marvel Comics or the mutants. See more »

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In various scenes, Henry Stafford(Michael Maloney) is seen with English Pointer dogs. This particular breed didn't exist during the 15th century. The English Pointer breed was created during the early/mid 17th century, mixing various mastiff breeds (including the "great Dane") and the Spanish "perdiguero". See more »

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Wonderful storyline for sure
8 August 2013 | by (colorado/las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

This is such a wonderful story and great cast, I am captivated by this all aspects. I waited for a few episodes before watching, as I new I'd love this show and it would be in great pain for me to wait each week for the next episode to show. It is the much watch series of the year for sure! I do like how it is realistically portrayed and that it speaks in a secret way that sexuality had a great deal to do with how history is affected by it and how love/lust can change decisions that affect the aristocracy. Women have many powers for sure, but of all else it's those who know how to use their sexuality, denying the needs of those spoiled and use to getting their ways, become the main way one can aspire to a higher status. Grey is smart in her rise to the throne, though it is her mother who is the smartest of all. In a time of deception, chaos and death, love can exist, though it also seems to show that it can not last and in a time of war, Love is Never enough. Power is the ultimate gain and the end game is to be the ruler.


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