2 thoughts on “The White Queen (2013) short review

  1. That still of Elizabeth Woodville in her coronation robes was the image that the BBC chose to promote the series, and it has been used for subsequent covers of the book as well. And I just can’t help cracking up every time I see it, because it’s perfectly plain to see that the redundant second “sceptre” she is holding in her left hand (although, as your contemporary images show, 15th-century English monarchs only had one), is a modern British field-marshal’s baton with the figure of St George and the Dragon snapped off. Not even sawn off: just whacked off and left with the broken end sticking up. The broken bit is easier to see on a slightly lighter version of the image:

    And you can see a whole baton here:

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