The White Princess

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  • TV-MA
  • 2017
  • 1 Season
  • 7.5  (15,235)

The White Princess is a historical drama series that aired on Starz network in 2017. The show is based on the novel of the same name by Philippa Gregory and is a follow-up to The White Queen, which aired on BBC One in 2013. The series is set during the 15th century and follows the life of Elizabeth of York, the daughter of Edward IV and the wife of Henry VII.

The show stars Jodie Comer as Princess Elizabeth, Rebecca Benson as Margaret Plantagenet, and Jacob Collins-Levy as King Henry Tudor. The story begins after the Wars of the Roses, a series of battles fought between the Houses of Lancaster and York for the throne of England, have come to an end. Elizabeth is grieving the loss of her uncle Richard III, who was killed in battle, and is anxious about her future. She is torn between loyalty to her family and her duty to marry the new king, Henry Tudor, who has claimed the throne.

Henry Tudor is an ambitious king, who wants to unite the country by marrying Elizabeth, who is a symbol of the Yorkist claim to the throne. However, the two have very different personalities and their marriage begins as a political alliance, rather than a love match. Henry is cold and calculating, while Elizabeth is passionate and headstrong.

As the series progresses, the relationship between Elizabeth and Henry becomes more complicated. There are constant power struggles between them, as they try to balance their personal feelings with their political responsibilities. Elizabeth also has to deal with her mother, Margaret Beaufort (played by Michelle Fairley), who is a ruthless woman, determined to protect her son's claim to the throne at any cost.

The series is filled with political intrigue, betrayal, and conflict. It explores themes of love, loyalty, and power, as well as the challenges faced by women in a male-dominated world. The show also features a strong cast of supporting characters, including Elizabeth's sisters Cecily and Anne, and Lady Margaret Pole, who all add depth and complexity to the story.

One of the standout performances in the series is Jodie Comer's portrayal of Elizabeth. She is a complex and multi-dimensional character, who is both vulnerable and strong-willed. Comer brings a powerful and emotional presence to the role, and her chemistry with Jacob Collins-Levy's Henry is compelling and authentic.

Overall, The White Princess is a well-paced and engrossing historical drama that will appeal to fans of the genre. The show's attention to detail in its setting and costumes, as well as its strong performances, make it a must-watch for anyone interested in medieval history.

The White Princess is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (8 episodes). The series first aired on April 16, 2017.

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Old Curses
8. Old Curses
June 4, 2017
A final confrontation with the pretender exposes King Henry's weaknesses, while Lizzie confronts new demons and old curses.
Two Kings
7. Two Kings
May 28, 2017
A pretender to the throne is held captive at court, confounding the Tudors, and creating a new rift in Lizzie and King Henry's marriage. Lizzie faces an impossible choice, and makes a risky move to try to eliminate the threat to her family.
English Blood on English Soil
6. English Blood on English Soil
May 21, 2017
King Henry VII and Lizzie travel to Spain in an attempt to secure their son's betrothal, but news of their country's instability has preceded them. Meanwhile, unrest has been growing in Burgundy and spills over into an English battle.
5. Traitors
May 14, 2017
Lizzie must deal with her mother's defiant defense of the York cause, while the appearance of a boy in Burgundy claiming to be a young prince threatens to further destabilize King Henry's rule. King Henry's mother Lady Margaret Beaufort faces the consequences of harboring a dark secret.
The Pretender
4. The Pretender
May 7, 2017
The York princesses are strategically married off to strengthen the Tudor cause, but further political challenges are on the horizon. When King Henry finds himself back on the battlefield to protect his reign, Lizzie learns that the threats they face may be closer to home.
3. Burgundy
April 30, 2017
Lizzie struggles through her labor while King Henry's envoys embark on a diplomatic mission to Burgundy, a York stronghold abroad. Negotiations are jeopardized by a twist of fate, and Lizzie learns she has more in common with her husband than she first imagined.
Hearts and Minds
2. Hearts and Minds
April 23, 2017
King Henry VII sets out on Royal Progress, trying to establish himself as the new ruler, but discovers a dangerous, strongly divided kingdom.
In Bed with the Enemy
1. In Bed with the Enemy
April 16, 2017
England is in an unruly state as the winner of the Battle of Bosworth, Henry Tudor, is ready to ascend the throne.
Where to Watch The White Princess
The White Princess is available for streaming on the starz website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The White Princess on demand at Apple TV Channels, Amazon Prime, Amazon, Hulu, Vudu, Starz, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    April 16, 2017
  • IMDB Rating
    7.5  (15,235)