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August 25th, 2013, 05:53 PM
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I started watching the White Queen. I have to say, I'm super disappointed. It doesn't follow history at all! They portray Elizabeth as a WITCH! ARGH!

I could write on and on over the history discrepancies, but I'll stop there, turn the channel and watch something that doesn't make my head hurt more.

How did you like it?
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August 25th, 2013, 06:45 PM
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I liked it, but i've read 2 out of the 3 books it's based on, so I sort of know what to expect. Also, Max Irons.

Elizabeth and her mother Jacquetta were suspected of witchcraft and in fact her mother was put on trial for it (BS charges but whatever). Did I mention Max Irons?

The series got panned by the Brits for anachronisms like railings on stairs and drain pipes in the background. I didn't notice that, because Max Irons.

Somebody got stabbed in last night's ep who actually lived out a long life. Eh, The Tudors also had Henry FitzRoy dying as a toddler instead of a young man. It's fiction. Also, Max Irons.

Seriously though, I'm sorry you don't like it! I think people who haven't read or didn't like the books aren't impressed by it.
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August 25th, 2013, 11:12 PM
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its been on in the uk for a few weeks now ,its a good story , but was to slow for me so didn't watch past the first one , I think I will get the books tho , as I love reading and the books are normally better ,
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August 26th, 2013, 06:58 AM
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So, I guess you're watching it for its "women in history" theme eh?

I didn't know either of them were suspected of witchcraft, or maybe I did and forgot. You do now that Max Irons is a kid right? Well, ok, maybe not a kid, but he's WAY too young for any of us. Now his Dad, He's more my speed.
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August 26th, 2013, 08:01 AM
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What are the books called? White Witch? We got rid of our cable so I can't watch it unless of course the episodes are available through Amazon.
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August 26th, 2013, 08:26 AM
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I always wondered if they wrote those books using the same style as the "White King" books. Remember that book?
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August 26th, 2013, 08:56 AM
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I had not heard of a book called The White King. I will check that out!
Renee, the books the miniseries is based on are The White Queen (Elizabeth Woodville) The Red Queen (Margaret Beaufort), and The Kingmaker's Daughter (Anne Neville). Other books by Philippa Gregory about the Wars of the Roses are Lady of the Rivers (about Jacquetta of Luxenbourg Elizabeth's mother) and The White Princess (about Elizabeth of York, Edward IV & Elizabeth Woodville's daughter).

Yes, Max Irons is quite young - and beautiful! I think it's the doublets & boots that got me. DH and I have watched "Red Riding Hood" and "The Host" in the past year, and I didn't give him a second thought in those movies.

It's funny how the "hunks" change for us over the years. Mel Gibson was dubbed "Sexiest Man Alive" when I was drooling over boys in Tiger Beat so I didn't understand the appeal. Then I saw "Mutiny on the Bounty" years later and I was all, "he-llooo there!" (Now I think he's he's a wrinkled crazy anti-Semite, but that's neither here nor there.)
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August 26th, 2013, 09:23 AM
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I saw that on tv looks interesting..
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