The White Queen, episode 1

Posted: June 18, 2013 in Trivialities, rants & other ephemera

Edward: I want you.
Elizabeth: You can’t have me.
Jaquetta: I see dead people.
Warwick: Edward!
Edward: Let’s get married. Secretly.
Elizabeth: Cool!
Anthony: He’s lying to you.
Elizabeth: No, he’s not.
Edward: No, I’m not.
Warwick: Edward!
Elizabeth: Curtsey, scum!


All I can do now is hope I get to catch the rest of it on youtube.

  1. sonetka says:

    Wait, is Jacquetta psychic? Now I want to see it, despite the filmmakers’ apparent insistence that 15th century Plantagenet men had artfully tousled hair which was certainly not bobbed like in the portraits, not at all. (No, I haven’t read the book, though I’ve actually enjoyed the Gregory books I have read — they’re fun when taken with a few shakers of salt).

    • anevillfeast says:

      Both Jaquetta and Elizabeth have Real Magical Powers that really work.

      • sonetka says:

        Aaaaand it’s off to the library hold list for me! This should be even more fun than the novel where Griffith Richards tries to throw Anne Boleyn out the window so she’ll die in the castle moat.

    • Just don’t confuse it with real history, as Gregory and her promoters have done, much less make up balderdash about the great dynastic struggle allegedly being called “the Cousins’ War when it was fought even though there are no non-Gregory-connected examples of that name that predate the year 2000.

      • anevillfeast says:

        Not confusing this with real history is high on my list of priorities, Phoenix Woman!

      • Sorry, ANF — didn’t mean to sound as if I’d meant to jump down your throat. 🙂

        Bless you for doing these parodies — you and The Armed Man’s proprietor are soothing the tattered shreds of my sanity right now.

      • Leslie says:

        That was one of the things that really turned me off of her, though I did enjoy some of her earlier stuff, taking it, as someone said, with a few shakers of salt. She said specifically somewhere that it was referred to that way (as “the Cousins’ War”) at the time, and then I heard an interview with an actual historian of the time who was asked about that term (with no reference to her), and he said, “You know? I have no idea where that idea came from. I’ve never seen any reference to it as that.” It turned me off because you can be mistaken, or you can fudge your history for the sake of plot, but it seems as though that was an actual, no-hold-barred LIE.

  2. Philippa says:

    I truly think my window cleaner has been doing a spot of moonlighting, he looks just like the actor who plays Richard Woodville.

  3. Philippa says:

    The BBC is using The White Queen to introduce viewers to the art of the medieval period.

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  6. anevillfeast says:

    Thanks, Phoenix Woman. I didn’t think you’d jumped down my throat at all, I just wanted to reassure you. 😀

  7. Saw episode 1 last night via SoHo on Foxtel. Good summation – that’s about all that happened.
    I think I am going to enjoy reading these parodies the next morning.
    Dresses with zips in them – what were they thinking!

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