Philippa Gregory's The Real White Queen And Her Rivals

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The dynastic conflict known as the War of the Roses was steeped in treason and bloodshed. Three remarkable women were at the very center of this pivotal moment in English history. Bestselling author Philippa Gregory presents an emotional portrait of Elizabeth Woodville, the White Queen, Margaret Beaufort, the Red Queen and Anne Neville, wife of Richard III, one of England’s most notorious kings.

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Ep 1: Women of Ambition
Three powerful, ambitious women were integral to Britain’s brutal War of the Roses. The brutal and bloody dynastic conflict known as the War of the Roses tore medieval England apart. Acclaimed author Philippa Gregory delves into the lives of three remarkable women at the heart of the conflict: The White Queen, Elizabeth Woodville and her rivals Margaret Beaufort and Anne Neville. To what extent did these powerful, ambitious women influence this pivotal point in English history?

Ep 2: Power Games
Who was the commoner who enchanted a king and became one of England’s most powerful women? Powerful, driven women were decisive figures in the brutal medieval conflict known as the War of the Roses. Author Phillipa Gregory profiles these women whose influence was as vital as the kings and nobles of this dynastic feud. Elizabeth Woodville, the White Queen, was a commoner whose beauty enchanted a King but then struggled to hold a grip on the throne for herself and her children.

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