It's got posh English accents, lush Tudor-era sets, and elaborate dresses, but don't mistake Starz's new miniseries The White Princess —which premiered last night—for your standard costume drama. From the very first episode, it's clear this is a show that's hyper-relevant to the current socio-political climate, despite being set in the 16th century. Adapted from Philippa Gregory's book of the same name—and also from history—Elizabeth of York must marry, to her great distaste, Henry VII, an outsider who wasn't trained to be king but is suddenly handed the crown, to everyone's surprise. He still has to prove his legitimacy as king, but almost immediately he passes new legislation that terrifies his subjects. Sounds kind of familiar, no?
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This union between the rival houses of York and Lancaster was seen to bring peace after the Wars of the Roses, a series of conflicts between and that saw England riven by revolts, murderous coups, financial collapse and full-scale battles. However, the series suggests that despite the union between the two houses, personal and political rifts continued to run deep. But who were the key players in this story? We explore the real characters behind the series….
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Alison Willmore. As the men battle with swords, the women make use of the weapons allowed them — ones of words, court politics, alliances, seduction and manipulation. How do you go about having language that evokes the period without sounding ridiculous?
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