Watch The White Queen on Amazon and experience history come to life. A romantic story – King Edward IV ignores his advisors pushing for a political match and marries the most beautiful woman in England, who he met on the side of the road! In this case history is more exciting than fiction, and descendants of this impulsive royal couple are rulers of England today.
Elizabeth Woodville’s first husband John Grey died in battle during The Cousin’s War, fighting against Edward. Her sons inheritance had been taken from her – and she dared to go to the King to ask for them back. Waiting for him on the side of the road, she caught more than his attention. After a secret wedding Elizabeth was Queen of England, no longer a Lancastrian lady but the first York Queen.
The humanness and imperfections of the characters bring their relationship to life – they are not fictional heroes but real monarchs whose story is relatable as well as tragic, as tragic as any life.
Rebecca Ferguson was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for her acting as Elizabeth Woodville. She dazzles viewers with fresh natural beauty that convinces us of Edward’s motivation for reckless disregard for political favor in his choice of wife. As their reign develops we watch how political turmoil, children, murder, rebellion, suspicion, infidelity, and treason test the relationship between the King and Queen. The humanness and imperfections of the characters bring their relationship to life – they are not fictional heroes but real monarchs whose story is relatable as well as tragic. Their legacy lives on today with their many descendants, including the current British monarchs, descendants of their daughter Elizabeth of York.
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