The White Queen
- 1 Season
The White Queen is a historical drama set during the bloody War of the Roses and beyond. The upheaval involves the Houses of Lancaster and York. Three women emerge as key figures during the struggle for power: Elizabeth Woodville, Ann Neville and Margaret Beaufort. Woodville, a high-born, widowed Lancastrian lady, falls in love and marries King Edward IV of England, much to the chagrin of the House of York. Neville is daughter of Richard Neville, the 16th Earl of Warrick, who is Edward's most trusted confidant and despises Woodville. Margaret Beaufort is a religious fanatic who, through visions and personal chats with god, believes her son, Henry Tudor, is destined to be king, and Edward IV a usurper. She is a staunch supporter of the deposed Henry VI, who has descended into madness. Due to her unwavering support of Henry, she is forced to give up her son and have him raised by his uncle Jasper. Elizabeth and Edward's love is tested through wars, betrayals and many losses. After giving birth to three girls, Elizabeth feels the pressure to produce and heir to keep Edward on the York throne.