The White Queen season 1
Air weekdate:Sunday Cast:Rebecca Ferguson, Aneurin Barnard, Freya Mavor, Eleanor Tomlinson, Caroline Goodall, Tom McKay, Max Irons, Faye Marsay, David Oakes, Amanda Hale, Juliet Aubrey Genre:Drama Channel:BBC One Status:Ended
“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.
The White Queen season 1 episodes list:
After meeting beautiful widow Elizabeth Woodville, young King Edward IV must choose between love and loyalty. Will a country divided by war and a court divided by jealousy be destroyed by a woman many consider a witch?
After Elizabeth's coronation, an extravagant display designed to silence critics of their marriage, Edward needs a son to secure his reign. But tensions at court escalate into outright war and Edward must fight those closest to him to retain his crown. Elizabeth faces devastating loss as the full force of Warwick's hatred is revealed.
Desperate to further her son's claim to the throne, Margaret Beaufort joins Warwick's rebellion against Edward. The rebellion fails and the traitors must run for their lives. Jasper Tudor escapes into exile, while Warwick and George sail for France. Elizabeth and Jacquetta turn to witchcraft to stop them, but it is Isabel who is punished.
Exiled in France, Warwick still plots to control the crown. His youngest daughter Anne is used to make an unexpected alliance, giving him command of a huge army. When Warwick lands in England, Edward must decide whether to fight or run. Terrified, Elizabeth escapes to sanctuary, not knowing if her husband is alive or dead. She gives birth to a longed-for son, but is in fear for her life as Warwick enters London.
Lancaster is restored to the throne, with Warwick in control. But rumours that Edward is returning with an army unsettle the court. Anne and Margaret of Anjou sail from France, uncertain they will reach Warwick in time to win. Divided families face each other across the battlefield. Can Elizabeth's witchcraft save her husband, or will Warwick triumph? As many fall in the battle, everyone's fortunes change forever.
The crown is secure, but there is no peace at court. Elizabeth suffers more emotional turmoil as she loses those closest to her. Margaret Beaufort plans a political marriage to bring Henry home from exile - but has she met her match in Lord Stanley? Anne's marriage made her a traitor, so she is handed into George's care. His motives for keeping her away from court are questioned by Richard, who fears for Anne's safety.
George's anger at losing the Warwick inheritance and his failure to capture the crown resurfaces, with horrific consequences. As the court divides, George openly accuses Elizabeth of witchcraft and Edward of murder. This is treason, and Edward must condemn his own brother to death. Elizabeth finally has revenge on those who killed her father, but it does not bring her comfort.
After years of peace an untimely death once again engulfs Elizabeth in a fight for the throne. Trapped in sanctuary and threatened by those closest to her, Elizabeth is forced into an alliance with Margaret Beaufort. Suspicion and doubt poison the court, turning friends into enemies and family into murderers.
The future of the princes in the Tower is in Richard's hands: they are a threat to his reign but also to Margaret's hopes of seeing her son Henry Tudor on the throne. As Margaret plots the boys' removal, Anne is tormented by fears she has unwittingly sealed the princes' fate. Elizabeth, in sanctuary, is horrified to realise she has made a pact with her enemies and turns to witchcraft to punish the guilty.
Princess Elizabeth's engagement to Henry Tudor threatens to divide court loyalties. Richard knows he can no longer avoid the battle which will decide his fate as king. Margaret does not know whose side her husband will support, and fears for her son. As the final battle for the crown draws near, Elizabeth continues to plot to put her daughter on the throne whatever the outcome.
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