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The Spanish Princess: Season 1 (2019)




Critic Consensus: The Spanish Princess blends soapy melodrama with beautifully rendered historical set-pieces to paint a rounder -- if still not fully realized -- portrait of an often overlooked queen.


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"The Spanish Princess" is a vivid and captivating story told uniquely from the point of view of the women, which also sheds light on a previously untold corner of history: the lives of people of color in 16th century London. Catherine of Aragon is the Princess of Spain, who has been promised the English throne all her life. She arrives in a rain-lashed England with her glorious and diverse court including her ladies-in-waiting Lina and Rosa. When her husband dies suddenly, the throne seems lost to Catherine until she sets her sights on the new heir, the future King Henry VIII.


Charlotte Hope
as Catherine
Harriet Walter
as Margaret Beaufort
Laura Carmichael
as Margaret 'Maggie' Pole
Elliot Cowan
as King Henry
Alan Mckenna
as Richard Pole
Angus Imrie
as Prince Arthur
Alexandra Moen
as Queen Elizabeth
Alexandra Moen
as Queen Elizabeth
Georgie Henley
as Margaret 'Meg' Tudor
Ray Stevenson
as King James IV of Scotland
Sai Bennett
as Princess Mary
Andrew Buchan
as Sir Thomas More
Peter Egan
as General Howard
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All Critics (12) | Top Critics (6)

The Spanish Princess just doesn't add up for anybody.

May 6, 2019 | Rating: C- | Full Review…

The Spanish Princess lacks a strong protagonist and manipulates historical facts in favor of an outlandish plot. [Full Review in Spanish]

July 19, 2019 | Full Review…

It was a pleasure, despite all the wild inaccuracies, to see a period drama that took the time and attention to develop its Black female lead-that she was treated with respect, dignity, and grace by the writers.

May 29, 2019 | Full Review…

This sexy, spellbinding follow-up to The White Queen and The White Princess finally gives the charismatic and cunning Catherine her due and provides some much-needed royal herstory.

May 29, 2019 | Full Review…

The mark of a good historical drama is whether it has anything relevant to say to modern viewers, and this sensitive series has relevance in spades.

May 29, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Arthur and Catherine wanted to bring Camelot back to England, and while we know historically that Catherine won't be able to achieve that halcyon desire in the Tudor court, The Spanish Princess wonderfully makes us want to follow her wherever she leads.

May 29, 2019 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

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