Three different, yet equally relentless women vie for the throne in 15th-century England.
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Series cast summary:
Aneurin Barnard ...  Richard Duke of Gloucester / ... 10 episodes, 2013
Rebecca Ferguson ...  Queen Elizabeth / ... 10 episodes, 2013
Amanda Hale ...  Lady Margaret Beaufort 10 episodes, 2013
Faye Marsay ...  Anne Neville 10 episodes, 2013
Max Irons ...  King Edward / ... 9 episodes, 2013
Ben Lamb ...  Anthony Rivers 8 episodes, 2013
Tom McKay ...  Jasper Tudor 8 episodes, 2013
Juliet Aubrey ...  Countess of Warwick 7 episodes, 2013
David Oakes ...  George Duke of Clarence 7 episodes, 2013
Eleanor Tomlinson ...  Isabel Neville 7 episodes, 2013
Caroline Goodall ...  Duchess Cecily 6 episodes, 2013
Janet McTeer ...  Jacquetta Woodville 6 episodes, 2013
Eve Ponsonby ...  Mary Woodville 6 episodes, 2013
Pieter D'Hondt Pieter D'Hondt ...  Royal Guard / ... 6 episodes, 2013
James Frain ...  Lord Warwick 5 episodes, 2013
Rupert Graves ...  Lord Thomas Stanley 5 episodes, 2013
Michael Maloney ...  Henry Stafford 5 episodes, 2013
Otto Farrant ...  Thomas Grey 5 episodes, 2013
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A 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 ... Written by Official site

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Men go to battle. Women wage war.

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Drama | History | Romance | War

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Max Irons who plays Edward IV is actually distantly related to him. Max Irons and Edward IV would be 10th cousins 15 times removed sharing common descent of Henry of Huntington and Ada de Warren who were born in the 1100s. See more »

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Elizabeth Woodville's nails are clearly fake. See more »

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Historic TV show, reasonably accurate, very good.
15 July 2013 | by ian1000See all my reviews

I'm a huge fan, there's my position at the start. I love quality historic TV productions, and as such am a big fan of The Borgias and its European cousin Borgia, of Rome, of I Claudius, and I tried very hard to like The Tudors.

I'm not sure how a viewer with no historic background knowledge of the Wars of The Roses (as we know them) and the dynastic struggle that eventually resulted in The Windsors, but I find the tale, which includes some of the present Queen's ancestors, completely gripping.

Unfortunately I know what's about to happen during most scenes (apart from the silly stuff with Elizabeth and Lady Rivers, which does not detract from the story), so my advice is not to visit Wikipedia if you don't want your fun spoiled. Enjoy this tragic and dramatic story of one of England's earlier civil wars.


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UK | France

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English

Release Date:

10 August 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The White Queen See more »

Filming Locations:

Bruges, West Flanders, Belgium See more »

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GBP25,000,000 (estimated)
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(10 parts)

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Stereo

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Color

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16:9 HD
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