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

Series cast summary:
Aneurin Barnard ...  Richard Duke of Gloucester / ... 10 episodes, 2013
Rebecca Ferguson ...  Queen Elizabeth / ... 10 episodes, 2013
Amanda Hale ...  Lady Margaret Beaufort 10 episodes, 2013
Faye Marsay ...  Anne Neville 10 episodes, 2013
Max Irons ...  King Edward / ... 9 episodes, 2013
Ben Lamb ...  Anthony Rivers 8 episodes, 2013
Tom McKay ...  Jasper Tudor 8 episodes, 2013
Juliet Aubrey ...  Countess of Warwick 7 episodes, 2013
David Oakes ...  George Duke of Clarence 7 episodes, 2013
Eleanor Tomlinson ...  Isabel Neville 7 episodes, 2013
Caroline Goodall ...  Duchess Cecily 6 episodes, 2013
Janet McTeer ...  Jacquetta Woodville 6 episodes, 2013
Eve Ponsonby Eve Ponsonby ...  Mary Woodville 6 episodes, 2013
Pieter D'Hondt Pieter D'Hondt ...  Royal Guard / ... 6 episodes, 2013
James Frain ...  Lord Warwick 5 episodes, 2013
Rupert Graves ...  Lord Thomas Stanley 5 episodes, 2013
Michael Maloney ...  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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Taglines:

Men go to battle. Women wage war.

Genres:

Drama | History | Romance | War

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Country:

UK | France

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 August 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The White Queen See more »

Filming Locations:

Bruges, West Flanders, Belgium See more »

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Budget:

£25,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(10 parts)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

The 15th century married women always used to wear headdresses (caps, veils, turbans) in public. See more »

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Featured in 71st Golden Globe Awards (2014) See more »

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Good show if you know a smidgen of history
18 June 2013 | by westos444See 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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