The White Queen: Season 1 (2013)


Season 1
The White Queen

Critics Consensus

Though it sometimes suffers from clunky storytelling, The White Queen still delivers sufficient intrigue, thanks to its gorgeous costumes, splendid cast, and sexy, soapy plots.

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Critic Ratings: 20

84%

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User Ratings: 182

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Air date: Jun 16, 2013

The romance between Lancastrian commoner Elizabeth Woodville and Yorkist King Edward IV leads to a secret wedding and a new queen of England; two female rivals for the crown vow to take the queen down.

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Air date: Jun 23, 2013

Elizabeth is crowned queen, but soon experiences the reality of life on the throne when Warwick seeks revenge against her.

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Air date: Jun 30, 2013

Queen Elizabeth conjures up a storm to get King Edward home; jealous detractors plot to end King Edward's reign.

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Air date: Jul 7, 2013

Old enemies form new alliances as Warwick grows increasingly desperate for power.

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Air date: Jul 14, 2013

The conflict between Queen Elizabeth, Anne Neville and Margaret Beaufort grows deeper as each experiences the horrors of the battlefield.

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Air date: Jul 21, 2013

Anne and Margaret each get married, but for different reasons; Queen Elizabeth experiences two tragedies.

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Air date: Jul 28, 2013

Members of Anne Neville's family succumb to paranoia and a deadly concoction.

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Air date: Aug 4, 2013

Dark days could be ahead for King Edward; the key players look forward to being named His or Her Majesty.

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Air date: Aug 11, 2013

Queen Elizabeth and Margaret engage in a power struggle, with the fates of Edward and Richard hanging in the balance.

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Air date: Aug 18, 2013

Anne, Margaret and Queen Elizabeth reach an end to their journeys, giving rise to a new generation of schemers and seducers to the English throne.

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Cast & Crew

Max Irons
King Edward IV

Actor
James Frain
Lord Warwick

Actor
Rebecca Ferguson
Elizabeth Woodville

Actor
Janet McTeer
Jacquetta Woodville

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Amanda Hale
Lady Margaret Beaufort

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Faye Marsay
Anne Neville

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John Griffin
Executive Producer
George Faber
Executive Producer
Charles Pattinson
Executive Producer
Philippa Gregory
Executive Producer
Eurydice Gysel
Executive Producer
Polly Hill
Executive Producer
Colin Callender
Executive Producer
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Critic Reviews for The White Queen: Season 1

Audience Reviews for The White Queen: Season 1

  • Mar 05, 2021
    Loved this, Margaret Beaufort and Jacquetta Woodville were brilliant.
  • Feb 15, 2021
    Strong series - anchored by Rebecca Ferguson which can be broken down with sex and intrigue to start progressing to intrigue and backstabbing and frontstabbing to conclude
  • Feb 09, 2021
    It's absolutely well executed... I'm just not sure we needed another series about European royalty and their rich-people problems.
  • Jul 11, 2020
    Strong performances by the cast help to strengthen what occasionally becomes a courtroom soap opera.
  • Jan 09, 2020
    I just watched the first episode and enjoyed the acting, the set, and the story line.
  • Feb 04, 2019
    Great reenactments of a turbulent real story in england. Gripping and totally worthy of the series treatment.
  • May 04, 2018
    I loved this show and the actors were perfectly cast.
  • Apr 07, 2018
    Good stuff. But if watching this as a binge you'll notice a couple of themes that become repetitive: Who'll marry whom and the transactional value of women by contractual marriages, that and their schemes to manipulate their lot ... rinse & repeat, etc. However strong performances from a good cast keep it watchable. Of interest, Tom Cruise said this is where he found Rebecca Ferguson for "MI: Rogue" - where she almost stole the show and will be back for "MI: Fallout" (2018). Of add'l interest is "Poldark's" Eleanor Tomlinson, or Demelza; she's here, too! | ~ Norm de Guerre
  • Sep 15, 2017
    The British always do it better! This pretty and complex series is a great way to learn about the history of the War of the Roses and see how the desire for the crown of England was a ticket to war and death. The acting is superb, the costumes are stunning and the storyline is all true!! Each episode is quite intense and engrossing. The actors play their characters with great skill and banter with rich dialogue. We can really feel the variety of emotions as if we were transported back in time. This series offers a great perspective about live in medieval times and the relationships among royal families. The partnership with BBC definitely elevated the program to a higher level. So much better than any made-up novels or fantasy tales. Absolutely truth is stranger than fiction--so enjoy, be entertained, and educated!
  • Aug 20, 2016
    Great historical drama, with a brilliant performance by Rebecca Ferguson. Very tempered story telling, dramatic but not over the top as in others similar to its kind.

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