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The White Queen BBC series

I've just watched the final episode of The White Queen. I liked the series, though the BBC obviously didn't have enough funds to do the story justice. The battles were unrealistic with very small numbers and there were a few more inaccuracies than acceptable even in a tv series based on novels. Particularly showing Henry Tudor fighting at Bosworth when he stayed protected at the rear of the battle.  Many characters were not included, notably Richard's close friend Francis Lovell.  I think Aneurin Barnard was excellent as Richard III and the actresses who played the Neville sisters were the next best. It was unusual to see Anne Neville played as a strong ambitious woman rather than the mild and sickly one of history.  Rupert Graves was as usual very good in the role of Stanley, the traitor! I don't think rusty_armour would care much for his close-cut hair and his tatty beard!

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greenhoodloxley
Aug. 25th, 2013 10:35 pm (UTC)
I've been enjoying the White Queen too. I'm not quite as familiar with this period of history as I am with others, and I haven't read the books, so it was nice be surprised by various developments.
karen9
Aug. 26th, 2013 09:04 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you're enjoying The White Queen.

I know this period really well though not as well as I used to. I used to be able to list all the battles of the Wars of the Roses in order! When I first started reading adult books all I was interested in reading were The Wars of the Roses and Richard the Third.

Which periods of history are you interested in?
greenhoodloxley
Aug. 26th, 2013 09:24 pm (UTC)

Nice! I can never keep the Wars of the Roses in order.

Roman, various medieval, stuff like that. I'm fairly familiar with the Plantagenet periods, and various parts of the Tudors' reign. Not as familiar with Lancaster and York, etc.

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