The White Queen (Starz - 2013) Mini Series based on Philippa Gregory Novels
The White Queen covers three books- The White Queen - Elizabeth Woodville, The Red Queen - Margaret Beaufort, and The Kingmaker's Daughter - Anne Neville. The focus of the three powerful women is to protect and seek out the thrown for either spouse or child under the cunning guise of following the one in power. Each deftly uses the art of grace and diplomacy in obtaining their hidden goals knowing deep down that any strident and verbal behavior is considered and shown to be a path to nowhere. Elizabeth Woodville, Rebecca Ferguson, is the central character who marries King Edward IV, Jeremy Iron's son, Max, and is daughter of Jacquetta of Luxembourg, Janet McTeer. Margaret Beaufort, Amanda Hale, Countess of Richmond and Derby, with a Lancaster son, Henry VII, who acquiesces to Woodville, until King Edwards passes. Last is Anne Neville, Fay Marsay, King Richard III wife, daughter of Earl of Warwick played by James Frain. Additionally another great character is the icy King Edward's mother, Duchess Cecily, Caroline Goodall.
The British television series is utterly captivating with incredible sets and costumes, brilliant acting, fresh faces and an ingenious script. History buffs and alike will find The White Queen a wonderful historical romp along with a deadly depiction of the human condition that seemly remains intact in today's chaotic world. The constant struggle for power, greed and the endless jealousy of the fortune's of others keeps the audience wanting more from this engaging series. And, like all twisted tales about mankind, when pursuing the seven deadly sins, justice is always served. Highly recommend The White Queen, Starz.