She is Princess of Wales now, but when her husband Prince Arthur dies suddenly, the throne seems lost to Catherine.

It is based on Philippa Gregory's historical novel series The Cousins' War (The White Queen, The Red Queen, and The Kingmaker's Daughter). [72] Historian Michael Hicks commented, "They've fiddled with the chronology" but added, "I can see why they decided to restrict the cast of characters, and play up the rivalry between Elizabeth and the Earl of Warwick," and also said "As with Philippa Gregory's source novels, they've done their research". Created by Emma Frost.

If you like historic fiction bases on facts (faction) the this is a brilliant series. "[71], Others questioned the depiction of the major characters. [10] Gregory confirmed that the project was underway in August 2015. Margaret Beaufort is NOT a heroine. 66th Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards (2014), 2014 Saturn Awards – Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, 2014 ASC Award – American Society of Cinematographers, OFTA Television Awards 2014 – Online Film & Television Association, Despite initial plans for a follow-up series, on 20 August 2013 the BBC announced they were not commissioning one, possibly due to the lukewarm reception the series received. Starz CEO Chris Albrecht announced in January 2014 that the network was working with White Queen screenwriter Emma Frost on the project. [16], Filming began in September 2012 and lasted until March 2013. Starz has announced its is expanding the limited series with an order for eight additional episodes to close out the story of Catherine of Aragon. Like a Biography of a Bad Guy, and it's AWESOME! Reviewed in the United Kingdom on March 13, 2018.

Gregory writes very well, and I enjoyed most aspects of her treatment of Margaret Beaufort. It starts in 1464; the nation has been at war for nine years fighting over who is the rightful king as two sides of the same family, the House of York and the House of Lancaster, contest the throne. [40] The performances of Janet McTeer and James Frain were praised by several American reviewers. Get Cozy and Stylish With the 25 Best Sweatpants for Men. I'm sick and tired of every other sentence has her praying or on her knees or in church. [12] Production on the eight-episode miniseries began in June 2016. She constantly wonders why others, so much less deserving than herself, keep receiving the things which she sees hers. © Copyright 2020 Variety Media, LLC, a subsidiary of Penske Business Media, LLC. “Viewers are intrigued by Catherine of Aragon’s story and this eight-episode conclusion will give us the opportunity to tell it in its entirety.”.

What a wonderful character Phillipa Gregory made, weaving much fantasy conversation and so-called pious thoughts around a woman self-obsessed by her religious fervour and her determination to put her son Henry on the throne of England.

When her third husband calls her out for her ambission, she is shocked. In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading.

This book shows just how hideous, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on October 5, 2016. They all look at the same period of history but each from the view of different women of the time. With Charlotte Hope, Ruairi O'Connor, Olly Rix, Richard Pepper. Why are these things rightfully hers? Ergo, she alone deserves riches, respect and to be honored by others. [42] Louise Mellor of Den of Geek added "Why does Lady Margaret Beaufort constantly look like she is sucking on a Murray Mint? In his Variety review of the series, critic Daniel D’Addario described it as being “designed to appeal to lovers of broadly drawn historical romance.”, “Emma and Matthew have created an alluring portrait of one of the most familiar narratives in English history,” said Starz COO Jeffrey Hirsch. "[43] TV Guide writer Matt Roush praised Hale's performance as "intense", and favored the miniseries, labeling it as "fun", and on a one to ten scale, ranking it at seven. Her faith is not in God, but in her own greed and jealousy of the Yorks. The miniseries is set against the backdrop of the Wars of the Roses and presents the story of the women involved in the long conflict for the throne of England. "The White Queen brings zips, bricks and manicures to the 15th century". The White Queen was nominated for three Golden Globe Awards, four Primetime Emmy Awards and a People's Choice Award. "TCA: Starz's Chris Albrecht On 2014 Plans,, "BBC One – The White Queen – Episode Guide", "Discovery Has Bite With Sharks as CBS Tops Week Despite Blackout", "Saturday's Cable Ratings: Lifetime's "Baby Sellers" Tops Viewers, Demos", "Saturday's Cable Ratings: Nickelodeon's "Swindle," Lifetime's "Escape from Polygamy" Top Charts", "Saturday's Cable Ratings: ESPN Dominates with Notre Dame/Michigan Coverage", "Saturday Cable Ratings: College Football, "Sam & Cat" Top Charts", "Saturday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: College Football, "Sam & Cat" Lead Viewers", "Saturday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: College Football, "48 Hours" Lead the Pack", "Saturday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: College Football Snares Top Spots", "Saturday Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: ALCS, NASCAR & College Football Top Charts", "Saturday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: ALCS Finale Triumphs Over College Football". A number of anachronisms and historical inaccuracies received attention, especially in the costumes and locations used. [46] However, in October 2013,The Telegraph reported that Starz was planning to develop a sequel miniseries called The White Princess, based on Gregory's 2013 novel of the same name.[10]. Please try again. [39] It was again unfavourably compared to HBO's high budget and fast-paced Game of Thrones. "A medieval historian's view on The White Queen". Lady of the Rivers, White Queen, Red Queen, Kingmakers daughter, White Princess and Kings Curse. The site's consensus states that it "sometimes suffers from clunky storytelling", but "delivers sufficient intrigue, thanks to its gorgeous costumes, splendid cast, and sexy, soapy plots".

Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Three Sisters, Three Queens (The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels). The large majority of the cast is British, but since the miniseries was shot in Belgium, several local actors are featured: Veerle Baetens,[13] Jurgen Delnaet, Joren Seldeslachts, Elsa Houben, Ben Forceville and Ben Van den Heuvel all appear in the miniseries. Sold by Kevabooks and ships from Amazon Fulfillment. All of her introspection, if such it can be called, is directed towards asking god to redress her endless grievances. On 15 March 2018, Starz announced that it would create a continuation of The White Queen and The White Princess to be titled The Spanish Princess, which would be based on Gregory's novels The Constant Princess and The King's Curse and center on Catherine of Aragon. The Red Queen is the a biography of a bad guy, and it's AWESOME!! Please click Learn More if you'd like to read more about how Starz uses cookies. [73], In response to criticisms of the series being "ahistorical", Gregory stated that, "What [BBC One and Starz] wanted was not a historical series based on the documents from the War of the Roses. Unable to add item to List.

The heroine is Lady Margaret Beaufort, who I had vaguely heard of but didn't know much about, other than she was a tough old biddy who gave birth to the future Henry VII at the age of thirteen.

Until she claims her marriage was never consummated and that as a virgin she may set her sights on the new heir, the charismatic and headstrong Prince Harry (Ruairi O’Connor) who will one day rule as King Henry VIII. "TV review: The White Queen is less historically plausible than Game of Thrones (despite being ostensibly true).

The Red Queen is #2 in Philippa Gregory's Cousins War series about the Wars of the Roses. I found each difficult to put down.

Reviewed in the United States on May 26, 2017. The first episode received 6 million viewers, stabilising at around the 4–4.5 million mark from the second episode,[35][36] although occasionally it dipped below this on first broadcast figures. "[32] Barbara Ellen in The Observer, compared the show to "a strange Timotei advert, featuring fornication, shouting, horses, armour", whilst commenting that the sex scenes, toned down in the British version, "were so vanilla, I ended up fancying an ice cream. We work hard to protect your security and privacy.

"Rewind TV: The White Queen; Mad Men; Long Lost Family; Rick Stein's India – review, "In this Game of Thrones, Ladies Play Hardball", "The White Queen: Amanda Hale on the visions of Margaret Beaufort". This shopping feature will continue to load items when the Enter key is pressed. [47] Gregory confirmed that the project was underway in August 2015. Brilliant Account of Blood Sweat & Tryany, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 9, 2015, A Magnificent book as is only ever expected from the wonderful writer historian, Philippa Gregory. The White Queen was nominated for several awards including three Golden Globe Awards, four Primetime Emmy Awards and a People's Choice Award for Favorite TV Movie/Miniseries. We get it, Margaret feels entitled.

We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others. Please try your request again later. “The Spanish Princess” is coming back for more. Having read some really mediocre historical fiction recently, I've been revisiting Philippa Gregory's books when they come up on special offer, as she is a good writer, does her research and brings her characters to life.

She's cold and arrogant and maybe a little nuts.

Reviewed in the United Kingdom on October 8, 2016. [44], The White Queen was nominated three times at the 71st Golden Globe Awards, with acting nominations for Ferguson and McTeer and an overall nomination for the miniseries in the Best Miniseries or Television Film category.[45].

In comparison to Game of Thrones Neil Genzlinger speculated that "even if dragons were allowed, they’d mostly be lounging around and, between bouts of relatively tame dragon sex, talking about eating people rather than actually eating them". [31] The Independent's Tom Sutcliffe found it "less historically plausible than Game of Thrones", but concluded that "I’m sure it will give innocent pleasure to many. [17], Two versions were made, one for the BBC and a more sexually explicit version for the US. This gets tiresome, hitting us as it does from the very first page. With Anna Sagaydachnaya, David Holt, Anna Vasileva, Kseniya Lukyanchikova. They wanted my take on it, so that's what they got."[74].

"[34] The ratings were however good. Please try again. He said "There were moments when I rolled my eyes—Amanda Hale, as the mother of young Henry Tudor, looks as if she is going to explode with ill intent. So naturally I read this book after The White Queen.

Lady Margaret is not a sympathetic character in my mind. [29] Sam Wollaston of The Guardian praised the show's characters, suggesting Janet McTeer (Jacquetta) stole the show.

[48][49] It aired weekly on Starz from 6 April to 4 June 2017. Amanda Hale, despite receiving praise for her performance by British reviewers,[41] was unfavourably reviewed by US critic Matthew Gilbert. The result: her best novel in years.”.

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