The White Queen, Season 1

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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, Season 1 Wiki

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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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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.

Episode TitleTime
In Love With the King58:37
The Price of Power58:18
The Storm 1:01:39
The Bad Queen58:19
War At First Hand57:41
Love and Death58:24
Poison and Malmsey58:47
Long Live the King59:17
The Princes in the Tower57:19
The Final Battle 1:03:25
Extended Trailer01:55
Series Overview04:25
Book to Series04:13
The History Behind The White Queen03:35
In 1463, the lust between a Lancastrian commoner and Yorkist King turns into a secret wedding and a new Queen of England. But two women not so smitten with the arrangement vow to take her down.
Beautiful Elizabeth goes from the glory of being crowned Queen, to the ugly reality of life on the throne when Warwick seeks revenge against her for seducing King Edward.
A grieving Queen Elizabeth conjures up the perfect storm to get King Edward home. But more danger awaits as her jealous detractors plot to end his reign.
Old enemies make new alliances as Lord Warwick’s quest for power reaches desperate levels.
Warring women become even more bitter enemies when Queen Elizabeth, Anne Neville and Margaret Beaufort each experience the brutality of the battlefield up close.
One marries for love, the other for political gain as Anne and Margaret tie the knot, while Queen Elizabeth experiences a double dose of heartbreak.
Anne Neville takes center stage as paranoia starts to implode her family. Fear and a deadly concoction threaten to make them all start dropping like flies.
Dark days could be ahead for King Edward as all the key players look to connive and even kill their way into being named "His or Her Majesty."
A dangerous chess match begins as Margaret and Queen Elizabeth plot to overpower the other and determine the fate of Prince Edward and Richard.
Reaching a climactic end to their respective journeys, Anne, Queen Elizabeth and Margaret give rise to a new generation looking to scheme, manipulate, and seduce their way onto the English throne.
Three different, yet equally relentless women will scheme, manipulate and seduce their way onto the English throne
A look behind the scenes of the Starz Original Mini--Series "The White Queen." Features interviews with the cast, author Philippa Gregory and more.
Best-selling author of "The Cousins' War" series, Philippa Gregory talks about her books coming to the small screen.
Writer and Executive Producer Philippa Gregory talks about the Wars of the Roses and the true history behind "The White Queen."

The White Queen, Season 1 Comments & Critics

The White Queen, Season 1 Reviews

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- It was good5 star

I'm big fan of Historical dramas. It kept your attention.

- Seriously LOVE this series!!5 star

First of all I love period pieces that are factually based and really well done and The White Queen is no exception!! Being a limited series made for TV I expected it to be low budget and on the cheesy side but I was SO happy that I was wrong! Not only does it not look low budget, but the most important thing is that it is incredibly well acted and the casting is really well done. I was very pleasantly surprised with the performance quality of the main cast, this series really does have great acting in my opinion. Not only is the acting fantastic, but the chemistry between Elizabeth (Rebecca Ferguson) and Edward IV (Max Irons) truly is exceptional, the viewer is transported to another time and can really feel the immense amount of love these two had for one another. These two actors really are fantastic, both together and singularly, and I honestly would love to see them paired up again in a future project! There are two more series that continue the story line (The White Princess and The Spanish Princess) but this, in my opinion, is by far the best of the bunch in terms of acting and chemistry. If you like period pieces, especially ones based on real events and fantastically acted, then this series is a definite MUST SEE!!!

- Amazing Historical Series5 star

Amazing series on the power behind kings. The power of women. I have always been interested on the history of England. This is a great summary on what comes before the Tudors. The war of the roses between the Yorks and Lancasters. What a paradox that Margaret Beaufort - an extremely devoted Catholic- brings with the power of prayer the Tudors to the throne who later expel the Catholic Church of England to establish the Church of Anne Boleyn.

- It was okay3 star

The series was okay. Nothing to write home about. I give it a C -

- Not gonna lie5 star

I enjoyed this series very much, but was very happy to hear that it is continuing. Not gonna lie, less than thrilled that from what I've read EVERYONE of the main characters have been recast. Children, of course, they grow up, but the other characters? What for, and whose less than brilliant idea was that ?? Don't know whether I'll be bothering with this.

- Beautifully done5 star

A beautiful show, well acted, that perfectly integrates history with cinematic art.

- Fantastic5 star

Great history drama !!!

- low qualitiy1 star

From the Acting to the unbielvable get married after talking to a lady with kids 2 yah right, everything is rushed kinda entertaining if you can look past the noticable flaws.

- AMAZING SHOW! Best ever5 star

Loved the show can't get enough bought the series, and unexpected ending ; recommend it! ❤️

- SEQUEL PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE5 star

The only reason I subscribed to Starz, besides Black Sails.

- Addictive!5 star

I enjoyed HBO's "The Tudor's" very much, and decided to try "The White Queen", which I had heard very little about. I have to admit, I was hooked from the first episode! It has all the elements of engaging drama I love-romance, intrigue, duplicity, and epic battle scenes! Is this completely historically accurate? Um, no. If I want that, I'll go to The History Channel. This delectable series is for those of you out there who want to just escape for a time and be thoroughly entertained! Enjoy!

- Afterthought.4 star

This is the emotional paradox that those who have a memory, even a'ittle-badder than normal memory, face who read novels of which are then converted into tv/movie: Forethought/Afterthought. Staying true to the novel = Basically you have just presented an afterthought of a story. Veering away from the novel = Everybody and their mother wants to beat you in for 'ruining!' the entire world by presenting a forethought that Tried to trump the great author's work, how dare you attempt to destroy the world; At least that world that words brought life to within their minds from the book. Changing 'a few things' from the novel: People emote wildly, argue, then go on iTunes and write a 'meh' review that says that, basically, you nearly destroyed the entire world, but thankfully, you only did nearly everything wrong, so it...was OK. Unforgivable. It was fine. The key is.....likely to construct your own story for this tv show but contructed with the show 'inspired by the Phillipa Gregory novels'. In my mind, everybody in the novel was a supermodel, so naturally, I wanted to see in this tv show everyone, men included, as a size zero-zero. So now, Im unhappy. The lines from the book? Remember how...nice they were in your head while you read the novel? Prepare to hear a not-doublezero-supermodel novel-cookiecutter character recite them again. Word for word. And the casting for this show Did do a cookiecutter's novel description-based boringly good job. ....yay. I actually guess/skimmed two episodes and was thinking: [no spoilers] 'Ok, now he is going to get mad and say 'Bleh, I hate you' and now she is going to go in the ferry, yup, okay now..they all die, but I wish that guy would die instead-he needs a makeover And he has a layer of fat that should be muscle, wait...is it muscle?-but they die..likely in the next ten minutes?...oh good! A war! They did die in the last ten minutes, now...Oh! You know what, inner self? I can just skip this entire episode! And this episode! And this episode! Why doesnt anyone here have any eyeliner on?' Good thing I never read the ending of the novel. Watch it if you DIDNT read the novel ONLY. Or if you did read the novel and you are curious and on an airplane or are ill.

- Top 5 of starz4 star

It's was really good a diffrent show you commonly don't see along the lines of game of thrones parts ae boring but if you keep watching it keeps getting better and better

- Sloppy, rushed and frankly kinda boring2 star

The setup is great and the start really grabs you ( IF you can ignore the poor production value...you may find yourself wondering exactly how many apparent weeks Elizabeth will be in the same dress.....a dress that has zippers!....with rubber soled boots!.....while she holds on to metal handrails!.....all in the Middle Ages!) Unfortunately with each episode the plot jumps accelerated and everything seemed to be more and more on fast forward.....like watching a show with your skip ahead feature every 2 minutes. They tried to cram way too much into too few episodes and the end result was sloppy, rushed, and frankly boring.

- It was OK3 star

Basically entertaining, but as others have said a TV miniseries can't capture the strength of Philippa Gregory's series which was to tell the same stories from such different perspectives.

- It was good.4 star

The story kept me entertained however they left lot out of the books since they based this one season is based on 3 book with different perspectives. I would really like them to make the white princess since that would lead up to the tudors and i would like them to do a elizabeth tudor series.

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Victarionk - Anyone who loves period dramas needs to check this out!5 star

I thought the Tudor dynasty was dramatic...the Plantagenets did not mess around! (Saw a lot of docs after this) I watched The White Princess first in 2017 & was invested instantly. The White Queen is much, much better!! After 2yrs I’m finally here buying & reviewing. I can now add this to my collection alongside Elizabeth I and TWP.

Corbertha - Amazing5 star

If you love The Tudors you'll absolutely enjoy the white queen. The books and stories come to life and I enjoy every single minute. I wish there were more of these.

Squigglefrie - Excellent5 star

I binged on this over 3 days. Time well spent.

Misty1958 - Loved it5 star

This is a great series

unicorn farm - Love it5 star

This is a great series, great for learning about the cousins war.

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@Wingnut9793 I watched the second episode of White Lines and season 4 episode 1 of Queen if the South.

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So, I just started watching The White Princess..and just realized the woman Villanelle smooches with, Pamela the to…

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