Posted On: April 24th, 2020 | Posted By: miketrial
Henry VII, an upstart Tudor, takes the throne of England in 1485 after the death of Richard III (more about him later) and enters into an arranged marriage with Elizabeth Woodville in the interesting 2017 Starz mini-series, The White Princess. The marriage, which neither King Henry nor Elizabeth really want, is intended to permanently end the conflict between the houses of York and Lancaster (The War of the Roses.) Tthere are all the usual plot turns: threats against Henry’s life from within the castle and without, secret letters, potential usurpers of the throne, threats from foreign powers, people whose loyalty is questionable, etc. The primary sub-plot is the growing attraction between Henry and Elizabeth. It’s a nicely paced, nicely acted, and nicely photographed, historical drama. There is even a plague in the land at one point—no social distancing back then, but people do wear rather fantastical plague masks.