14 thoughts on “TBT: The White Queen (2013), Ep. 2

  1. So as far as Starz historical dramas go, The White Queen was my favorite, I rewatched it several times. I think they reused costumes from other movies etc and that’s why!

    1. That’s Philippa Fucking Gregory, thank you! (No snark intended to you, Katie, although plenty to PFG.) Gosh, those are bad crowns. Although I kind of like the gold wedding dress, especially all the texture, however inaccurate. Now if only they had cast someone convincing to play England’s greatest warrior-king.

      1. Well OF COURSE the Burgundian is dressed to impress – they more or less dictated High Fashion for the late medieval period, so their man in Westminster would probably be condemned to something suitably gruesome were he to let the side down (Even when the rest of France doesn’t seem to have shown up to offer some properly exacting scrutiny!).😄

        1. I’d like Margaret of York to get some small or big screen attention at some point. I know she’s a side character in ‘White Princess’ and also plays a supporting role in a French/German language series called ‘Maximilian and Marie de Bourgogne,’ a project focused on her would be great.

    1. Yes, she was! Her daughter, also named Elizabeth, married Henry Tudor (aka Henry VII). They had two sons: Arthur (who died young), and Henry, who became Henry VIII.

  2. I’m a gemologist. I’d love to do an analysis of jewelry and/or gems used in frock flicks. The ones used in Elizabeth’s crown are so obviously costume gems it’s painful.

  3. Margaret Beaufort trying to get her son’s land and titles back from Clarence is factual and quite understandable. The numerous Woodwille daughters snatching up all the good matches in England caused a great deal of annoyance among aristocrats with eligible daughters. Not all grooms were as resentful as Buckingham, the girls were famously beautiful and a connection to the queen was not to be sneezed at.

  4. I am not a horse expert but to me these particular horses seem to be either pureblood arabian, or with very high percentage of arabian blood. Not very probable in late medieval England. I mean there was some import of oriental horses to England (crusades and all that jazz) but it was on a very small scale. The bridles on these horses look to my, again, unexpertly eye like they are fancy Baroque ones, few centuries to early. But, as I said, I am no expert, so I can be wrong.

  5. I LOVED this series when it came out, and I got into historical fashion some time later, so I was kinda of expecting a lot worse for the costumes, it makes me kinda glad they are ok haha Richard’s costume in this episode always struck me as particularly good. Elizabeth always seemed well dressed to me, but the Neville sisters were wearing ALWAYS the same dresses to the point it got annoying, especially since Anne has a bigger role later. I’m curious about the crowns, what would be a good example of a crown from this period?

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