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The White Queen

The White Queen
  • Rating: 7.80
  • Year of issue: 2013
  • Genres: Drama
  • Countries: France, United Kingdom
  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Complexity: 9

This TV series takes place in the midst of the War of the Roses, when the House of Lancaster and the House of York were fighting for the throne and the crown. The series tells us about three women claiming for power and influencing the events for their own interests.

  • In 1464 Elizabeth Grey, née Woodville, widowed when her husband Thomas was killed at the battle of St Alban's fighting for the Lancastrian king Henry VI approaches the young Yorkist king Edward IV. She requests him to enforce restitution from her husband's family for herself and her two little boys. Against the wishes of his powerful cousin Warwick, Edward falls for Elizabeth, a suit encouraged by her mother, sorceress Jacquetta - though not her father, Baron Rivers who lacks Jacquetta's pragmatism when Edward requires him and his sons to fight on the Yorkist side. …
  • The pregnant Elizabeth is crowned queen and welcomed by Edward's brothers Richard and George though Warwick and his daughters do not disguise their disapproval and Cecily refuses to attend the coronation. Warwick is especially aggrieved that the king is neglecting a peace treaty with France and entertaining the Duke of Burgundy,a relation of Elizabeth and enemy to the French king. As it becomes clear that Warwick intends to make himself powerful Edward gives key posts at court to Baron Rivers and his sons,which also enrages Margaret Beaufort,whose young son Henry …
  • Margaret Beaufort is pleased to learn that Warwick,whose daughter Isabel is George's reluctant bride,is holding a parliament in York to have George declared the rightful monarch. However the parliament opposes Warwick's idea and Edward,Elizabeth and Jacquetta are all released. Edward,to his wife's annoyance,suggests alliances with Warwick to prevent further factions and even Elizabeth's surviving brother Anthony appears to acquiesce. However Edward has another revolt on his hands,supposedly led by Henry's wife Margaret of Anjou but in reality staged by Warwick and …
  • Now exiled in France with his family Warwick plans to make his other daughter Anne a prospective queen of England by marrying her to Edward,teen-age son of Henry VI and Margaret of Anjou in return for Margaret backing another war against Edward IV. Margaret however refuses immediate military help and both Isabel and George are unimpressed by the deal,George sending his brother a message to say he will have no part in any rising. Nonetheless Warwick goes ahead,routing Edward and forcing Elizabeth and her children to seek sanctuary in Westminster abbey.Jacquetta is put …
  • 1470:- George returns to fight with his brothers, to the chagrin of Warwick, who moves the decrepit Henry VI into the tower of London for his protection whilst Jasper Tudor escorts his nephew Henry to Wales for safety. The possessed Lady Beaufort is angry that her husband Stafford chooses to fight for Edward, seeing him as the lesser of two evils, but both Stafford and Warwick are slain at the battle of Barnet. Edward rides to meet Margaret of Anjou, who has the nervous Anne Neville in her company, and he defeats Margaret and Jasper at the battle of Tewkesbury. …

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