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The Price of Power 

Beautiful Elizabeth goes from the glory of being crowned Queen, to the ugly reality of life on the throne when Warwick seeks revenge against her for seducing King Edward.

Director:

James Kent

Writers:

Philippa Gregory (novels), Emma Frost
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Juliet Aubrey ... Countess of Warwick
Aneurin Barnard ... Richard Duke of Gloucester
Rebecca Ferguson ... Queen Elizabeth
James Frain ... Lord Warwick
Caroline Goodall ... Duchess Cecily
Amanda Hale ... Lady Margaret Beaufort
Max Irons ... King Edward
Ben Lamb ... Anthony Rivers
Michael Maloney ... Henry Stafford
Faye Marsay ... Anne Neville
Tom McKay ... Jasper Tudor
Janet McTeer ... Jacquetta Woodville
David Oakes ... George Duke of Clarence
Robert Pugh ... Baron Rivers
Frances Tomelty ... Lady Beauchamp
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The pregnant Elizabeth is crowned queen and welcomed by Edward's brothers Richard and George though Warwick and his daughters do not disguise their disapproval and Cecily refuses to attend the coronation. Warwick is especially aggrieved that the king is neglecting a peace treaty with France and entertaining the Duke of Burgundy, a relation of Elizabeth and enemy to the French king. As it becomes clear that Warwick intends to make himself powerful Edward gives key posts at court to Baron Rivers and his sons, which also enrages Margaret Beaufort,whose young son Henry Tudor has had to forfeit a title to the Rivers family. Margaret is also angry when Warwick captures the deposed fugitive former king Henry and Edward imprisons him. As a reward Warwick asks that his daughters are betrothed to the king's brothers but the request is denied. When Elizabeth gives birth to a daughter, rather than an heir, Warwick is delighted and organizes a rebellion, incarcerating Edward, Elizabeth and ... Written by don @ minifie-1

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Genres:

Drama | History | Romance | War

Certificate:

TV-MA | See all certifications »

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Trivia

After the coronation of Elizabeth Woodville, Lord Warwick commands a portrait be destroyed that is supposed to be the portrait of Margaret of Anjou - the previous Queen. However, the portrait in the show is actually a reproduction of portrait of Elizabeth Woodville. See more »

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In the bedroom scene after Elizabeth's coronation, her ribs and flat stomach are visible, even though she's supposed to be heavily pregnant. See more »

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The White Queen
Composed by John Lunn
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Release Date:

17 August 2013 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Muziekbos, Ronse, Belgium

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