Henry VII of England / 16th-17th century

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Henry VII (28 January 1457 – 21 April 1509) was King of England and Lord of Ireland from seizing the crown on 22 August 1485 until his death on 21 April 1509, and the first monarch of the House of Tudor.

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The White Princess (2017)

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Plot Summary 1485-1499

Richard III has been killed in the Battle of Bosworth, and his niece Elizabeth of York  must marry the new king Henry Tudor to finally end the Wars of the Roses. Lizzie bears him a son, Arthur, but Henry’s rule remains less than secure. He imprisons young Edward “Teddy”, the son of George, Duke of Clarence in the Tower, and sends Lizzie’s mother, the Queen Dowager Elizabeth to Bermondsey Abbey.

Lizzie and Henry have a daughter, Margaret and a son, Henry. Rebellion builds as a boy claiming to be the lost Richard appears and is acknowledged by Lizzie’s aunt, Margaret of Burgundy. His claim is embraced by James IV of Scotland and other monarchs. After the death of the Dowager Queen Elizabeth, Lizzie inspires Henry’s men to fight against the pretender. Henry is ultimately triumphant. Charged as traitors, Warbeck and Teddy are executed. Continue reading “The White Princess (2017)”

The White Queen (2013) / Wars of the Roses

Story 1464 – 1485

The White Queen is a riveting portrayal of one of the most dramatic and turbulent times in English history. This epic begins in war-torn 1464 and 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. —Starz

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