The White Queen

The White Queen

DVD - 2013
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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.


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Oct 19, 2016

There are 3 discs (separate sign outs) in this series. We are working through them and enjoying them. Each disc has 3 -4 sections, so they take a bit of time to watch.

I recently read A Daughter of York by Anne Easter Smith, which is about the sister of King Edward IV. This series centers on viewing this same era from the view of Edward's wife.

Keep your cell phone handy so you can check out the characters and their relations to each other as the series progresses. It is well done and enjoyable.

Dec 22, 2015

I can't remember the war of the roses as having so much changing sides. I read a few reviews and it seems to be relatively historically accurate except for modern railings (which I never noticed). Exciting in parts and generally worth watching.

Makes one think how long the process has been for us to get to a stage where we could transition to a new government seemlessly.

Apr 20, 2015

Based on the historical novels, this is enormously entertaining and somewhat educational. Probably best to read the three books first to get a grasp of the historical period and the background of the War of the Roses.

Apr 07, 2015

I have to disagree with other commentors here. This is not historically accurate in many ways. The idea that witchcraft was responsible for critical events in British history is ridiculous. This is very good historical fiction though. I appreciated the more balanced view of Richard III and it was interesting to see strong women characters. The sets and costumes were lovely and all of the actors were very good. This is the first time I've seen Max Irons in a role and was quite impressed. The actor who played Richard III also did a great job.

Jan 08, 2015

The War of the Roses is easily one of the most dramatic periods in history. It's no wonder George RR Martin copied it for a Game of Thrones, it would be difficult to not make a brilliant and character driven story out of it - and yet they managed it here. The people are pretty, the sets gorgeous, and the dialogue pitiful. I am thankful that it inspired me to read lots of Wikipedia on the subject, but really, I could have saved a lot of time by skipping the show and going straight to that.

May 29, 2014

I'm sure Edward 1V was King of England for the dates shown on catalogue entry. Edward V was his son; one of the princes murdered in the Tower of London.

d2013 May 10, 2014


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