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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 Lady Margaret Beaufort (10 episodes, 2013)
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 Anne Neville (10 episodes, 2013)
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 King Edward / ... (8 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)
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 Mary Woodville (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)
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 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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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 15th-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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Good show if you know a smidgen of history
18 June 2013 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Interesting story line for those of you who have the slightest clue of history. Other reviewers talk about "supernatural" plot lines. I had to chuckle. This series is based on a scandalous time in history. It is pretty factual with some added creative license. Historical events of this family and time involve accusations of witchcraft. This is not a Hollywood conjured up plot line with supernatural concoctions to make a series more interesting as other reviewers suggest. After this first episode, I would say it rates mountains above most garbage you see on US television. Elizabeth Grey reigned as queen for 19 years. I recommend a Google search for some of you to get a taste of the juicy storyline this series will bring.


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