The White Queen

The White Queen

Drama set during the War of the Roses, one of the bloodiest wars in English history.

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What became of the White Queen, her family and foes?

What became of the White Queen, her family and foes?

What lay in store for Elizabeth, Lizzie, Margaret et al after the Battle of Bosworth.

 

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The White Queen and the White Princess: What happened next?

The White Queen and the White Princess: What happened next?

Like mother, like daughter? Historian Joanna Laynesmith compares the fates of Elizabeth Woodville and Elizabeth of York.

 

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What happened to the Princes in the Tower?

What happened to the Princes in the Tower?

Historian David Baldwin discusses how the fate of the Princes in the Tower has fascinated historians for centuries, and how much we really know about their fate.

 

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The White Queen: Who was she really?

The White Queen: Who was she really?

The White Queen has been portrayed in novels and legends as a romantic figure, but who was the real Elizabeth Woodville?

 

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Captured on canvas – The White Queen, her family and her foes

Captured on canvas – The White Queen, her family and her foes

Your Paintings depicts the life of Elizabeth Woodville through the artwork depicting her and her contemporaries in the York Court.

 

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Was The White Queen a witch?

Was The White Queen a witch?

In The White Queen, Elizabeth and her mother Jacquetta conjure a mist to help her husband Edward IV defeat his enemies.

But did they really practise witchcraft? Historian Peter Maxwell-Stuart investigates the magical myth that surrounds the two women.

 

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In Our Time: The Wars of the Roses

In Our Time: The Wars of the Roses

Melvyn Bragg and three historians discuss the decades of political turmoil known as 'The Wars of the Roses' and how it eventually led to Tudor rule.

 

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The White Queen is on Tumblr!

The White Queen is on Tumblr!

The White Queen is on Tumblr. Choc full of animated GIFs, quotes and your amazing fan art!

 

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Cast Interviews

Cast Interviews

Watch the cast talk about their roles in The White Queen, as well as an interview with historical novelist, and writer of The White Queen, Philippa Gregory.

 

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Philippa and Rebecca on BBC Breakfast

Philippa and Rebecca on BBC Breakfast

The author and star of The White Queen talk about how the drama made the transition from the novels to the small screen.

 

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Meet the Characters

Meet the Characters

Meet the historical figures who feature in Philippa Gregory's White Queen.

TV blog: Exactly how I imagined it

TV blog: Exactly how I imagined it

“There’s always a sort of a hope that one day you’ll just slide through time”

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