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The White Princess: Season 1 (2017)



Critic Consensus: Well-acted and enlivened by its fresh perspective, The White Princess delivers more than enough intrigue to satisfy fans of period British royal court drama.


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Season 1 of the historical fiction series based on a novel by Philippa Gregory follows the events that took place in the miniseries "The White Queen." After defeating Richard III, King Henry Tudor (Jacob Collins-Levy) marries Elizabeth of York (Jodie Comer) as a way to unify the kingdom; however, the two hate each other due to personal and political differences. As Henry tries to do what's good for his people and make the marriage work, "Lizzie" conspires with her mother Dowager Queen Elizabeth Woodville (Essie Davis) to dethrone the Tudors. When Prince Arthur is born, his two parents find common ground and might decide to work together, much to the dismay of both their houses.


Michelle Fairley
as Lady Margaret Beaufort
Jodie Comer
as Princess Elizabeth
Amy Manson
as Lady Catherine Gordon
Essie Davis
as Dowager Queen Elizabeth Woodville
Jacob Collins-Levy
as King Henry VII
Rebecca Benson
as Margaret Plantagenet
Kenneth Cranham
as Bishop Morton
Richard Dillane
as Sir Thomas Stanley
Adrian Rawlins
as John De La Pool Snr
Joanne Whalley
as Margaret of Burgundy
Andrew Whipp
as Richard Pole
Billy Barratt
as Prince Arthur
Woody Norman
as Prince Harry
Stuart McNeil
as Tudor Guard
Guillaume Rivaud
as The French Painter and Noble
Philip Arditti
as Rodrido De Puebla
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All Critics (17) | Top Critics (10)

Nope. I don't know if it's period TV that's not right for me, or if I'm just not English, but man oh man I wasn't following any of it.

December 10, 2019 | Full Review…

The White Princess is not historically accurate... But where it deviates, it does so creatively and in a way that proves the show really has something to say.

June 22, 2018 | Full Review…

I was on the edge of my seat while watching the first few episodes, and I could watch Essie Davis and Michelle Fairley attempt to outmaneuver each other all day long.

April 20, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

If you like British royal history dramas (and there are quite a few to choose from at this point), The White Princess will prove itself very entertaining.

April 19, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The costumes are amazing, the exposition dumps are impressively efficient, and while some of the interiors seem far too bright, at least they're not quite as blindingly lit as those of some other period dramas.

March 28, 2018 | Full Review…

It's a soap opera in medieval robes with daytime-drama-style background music and the king's heavies storming houses shouting things such as: "I can smell the women!"

December 28, 2017 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

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