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The White Queen

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Air weekdate: Sunday
Genre: Drama, History
Channel: BBC One
Status: Ended
7.6/10(306 votes)
Amanda Hale Amanda Hale as Lady Margaret Beaufort
Aneurin Barnard Aneurin Barnard as Richard III of England
Caroline Goodall Caroline Goodall as Cecily Neville, Duchess of York
David Oakes David Oakes as George, Duke of Clarence
Eleanor Tomlinson Eleanor Tomlinson as Isabel Neville, Duchess of Clarence
Faye Marsay Faye Marsay as Queen Anne Neville
Freya Mavor Freya Mavor as Princess Elizabeth of York
James Frain James Frain as Richard Neville, Earl of Warwick
Janet McTeer Janet McTeer as Jacquetta of Luxembourg, Countess Rivers
Juliet Aubrey Juliet Aubrey as Anne Beauchamp, Countess of Warwick

The White Queen is a riveting 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 Elizabeth, her most fierce adversary, Lancastrian Margaret Beaufort, and Anne Neville, the pawn in her father's power game - each woman vying for the crown.

“The White Queen’’ is a British drama television series and comprises ten episodes. The series are a screen version of the works written by a novelist, Philippa Gregory, namely, ‘’Red Queen’’, ‘’The White Queen’’ and ‘’The Kingmaker’s Daughter’’. The plot begins with the moment when the War of Roses has been lasting for nine years. In 1464 two Houses of Lancaster of York waged a fierce battle, which was aimed the right to succeed to the throne. Central part of the story describes three women, who, although do not combat publicly, are still very inventive, when it goes about the ways of achieving the goal. Men struggle for the Crown, while women manipulate men skillfully in order to come to power. Elizabeth Woodville, whose husband was a victim of the war, by the way, he supported Lancaster, makes a new King, Edward IV of England, fall in love with her, using her youth and beauty. Having done this, she becomes the Queen to protect their children. Margaret Beaufort, a widow of Lancaster, hates the York’s so much that she weaves intrigues and uses all possible methods to put his son on the throne. The youngest daughter of the ‘’kingmaker’’ is Anne Neville, whose life has the taste of blood and deception, it turns up that she is between two houses, but all in all, Anne gets deserved happiness and power of the Queen by means of Richard, Duke of Gloucester.

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