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Network: BBC One (United Kingdom)
Premiered: 16.June.2013
Status: Ended

The White Queen is a riveting 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 Elizabeth, her most fierce adversary, Lancastrian Margaret Beaufort, and Anne Neville, the pawn in her father's power game - each woman vying for the crown.

CAST:
Lady Margaret Beaufort - Amanda Hale
Anne Neville - Faye Marsay
King Edward - Max Irons
Anthony Rivers - Ben Lamb
Countess of Warwick - Juliet Aubrey
Isabel Neville - Eleanor Tomlinson
Jasper Tudor - Tom McKay
Mary Woodville - Eve Ponsonby
Duchess Cecily - Caroline Goodall
Jacquetta Woodville - Janet McTeer
Henry Stafford - Michael Maloney
Lord Thomas Stanley - Rupert Graves
Lady Beauchamp - Frances Tomelty
Reginald Bray - Leo Bill
Margaret of Anjou - Veerle Baetens
Baron Rivers - Robert Pugh
Sir William Herbert - Rupert Young
Lady Sutcliffe - Lizzy McInnerny
Queen Elizabeth - Rebecca Ferguson
Lord Warwick - James Frain
Duke of Clarence - David Oakes
Duke of Gloucester - Aneurin Barnard