The White Queen

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  • TV-MA
  • 2013
  • 1 Season
  • 7.7  (31,278)

The White Queen is an epic period drama series set during the tumultuous events of the Wars of the Roses in England in the 15th century. The show is based on the bestselling historical novels by Philippa Gregory and follows the story of three powerful women who are vying for the throne of England amidst the chaos of civil war.

At the center of the story is Elizabeth Woodville, played by Rebecca Ferguson, who is a beautiful and formidable widow with two young sons. She catches the eye of King Edward IV, played by Max Irons, and they soon fall in love and marry in secret. This angers many of Edward's advisors and sets off a political firestorm that threatens to tear the kingdom apart.

Elizabeth is also pitted against her fierce rival, Margaret Beaufort, played by Amanda Hale, who is a devoutly religious and ambitious noblewoman who will stop at nothing to see her son, Henry Tudor, sit on the throne of England. Margaret is a complex and fascinating character who is willing to make great sacrifices to achieve her goals, even at the cost of her own happiness.

The other key player in this drama is Anne Neville, played by Faye Marsay, who is the daughter of one of Edward's closest advisors. Anne is forced into marriage with Margaret's son, but she secretly yearns for Richard, Duke of Gloucester, played by Aneurin Barnard. Their love affair is one of the most captivating and tragic aspects of the story, as they struggle to navigate the dangerous politics of their families and the kingdom.

Throughout the series, we see these three women fighting for power and survival against a backdrop of war, betrayal, and intrigue. They must use their wits, their charm, and sometimes their bodies to gain the upper hand and secure their positions in a world where men hold all the cards.

The secondary characters in The White Queen are also fascinating and well-drawn. David Oakes, for example, plays the cunning and manipulative King of France, who takes advantage of England's internal strife to advance his own interests. Meanwhile, Arthur Darvill plays a loyal and honorable knight who is torn between his duty to his king and his conscience.

The production values of The White Queen are truly impressive, with gorgeous costumes and sets that transport us back to the medieval world. The battle scenes are epic and bloody, but they are never gratuitous or over-the-top. Instead, they serve to underscore the brutal and violent nature of the times in which these characters must live and fight.

Overall, The White Queen is a gripping and emotionally engaging drama that will appeal to fans of historical fiction, romance, and political intrigue. It is a beautifully crafted show that explores the lives and struggles of some of the most fascinating women in English history, and it does so with sensitivity, intelligence, and grace.

The White Queen is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (10 episodes). The series first aired on June 16, 2013.

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The Final Battle
10. The Final Battle
August 18, 2013
Queen Anne Neville's health isn't good, her son Prince Edward dies, and she hears of her husband's love for Princess Elizabeth, which all makes her know that she is ready to die.
The Princes In The Tower
9. The Princes In The Tower
August 11, 2013
King Richard III is worried about his enemies and honors Brackenbury, Buckingham and Stanley. Anne talks to Brackenbury behind her husband's back, wanting the Princes in the Tower to die.
Long Live the King
8. Long Live the King
August 4, 2013
Elizabeth thinks hat Edward is letting Henry Tudor return back home from exile and it worries her. Edward tells her that he wants his enemies close. After Edward becomes extremely ill he names Richard his brother as Lord Protector on his deathbed. Elizabeth is devastated when he dies as she is not the Queen any longer and her fortunes have gone.
Poison and Malmsey Wine
7. Poison and Malmsey Wine
July 28, 2013
Elizabeth gives birth and the baby dies but after he is handed to Margaret Beaufort he comes alive in her hands and Elizabeth thinks Margaret saved him. Anne also gives birth to a baby boy, and is happy away from court. After she realizes her husband Richard Duke of Gloucester brought her mother to live with them, her peace is broken. Edward IV wants to start war with France.
Love and Death
6. Love and Death
July 21, 2013
Elizabeth faces a hard future as everything is threatened. She expects again but is uneasy about Edward and his brothers closeness.
War at First Hand
5. War at First Hand
July 14, 2013
Warwick sends Isabel back to England to keep George on his side. Anne has to trust old enemies. Edward visits Elizabeth secretly.
The Bad Queen
4. The Bad Queen
July 7, 2013
Elizabeth is having a hard time with the news of Isabel and George's son who died. Rumors start to surface that Warwick is making a new alliance with his old enemy, Margaret of Anjou and planning to restore Henry VI, her husband, to the throne. George isn't he will now never be King. Elizabeth and Jacquetta visit Cecily, George's mother, and tell her that her son could be fighting for Lancaster and could be at risk of being executed.
The Storm
3. The Storm
June 30, 2013
Margaret joins Warwick's rebellion against Edward, in an effort to get her son the throne. The rebellion fails and the traitors flee for their lives. Jasper Tudor goes into exile, and Warwick and George head to France. Elizabeth and Jacquetta try witchcraft to stop them.
The Price of Power
2. The Price of Power
June 23, 2013
Elizabeth's coronation is a very grand affair. She and her mother Jacquetta, marry off her siblings to nobility for their family's security, and make a royal family loyal to Edward as he tries to bring peace to England. The Lancastrians are stripped of their titles and Margaret Beaufort wants to do something about it.
In Love With The King
1. In Love With The King
June 16, 2013
A widowed commoner named Elizabeth Woodville waits by the road with her young sons. Her husband was killed fighting for deposed Lancastrian King Henry VI and her wealth has been taken. Her one hope is to catch the eye of her family's greatest enemy, York King Edward IV. It works, he stops and visits her family home in Grafton.
Where to Watch The White Queen
The White Queen is available for streaming on the Starz website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The White Queen on demand at Apple TV Channels, Amazon Prime, Amazon, Hulu, Vudu, Starz, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    June 16, 2013
  • IMDB Rating
    7.7  (31,278)