Sunday, 16 June 2013

Philippa Gregory, The White Queen

I'm so gassed about the new BBC adaptation of Philippa Gregory's The White Queen, the first episode is on tonight, 9:00pm BBC one.

The series is based on Gregory's Cousin's War trilogy, which focuses on England's civil war in the 15th Century. The war was a result of different factions of the royal family vying for power.  

Gregory and historical fiction is a massive guilty pleasure of mine, it might not be very accurate, but it gives a feeling for the era. I love the War of the Roses as it's all about family squabbles and political infighting. I have a particular fondness for Phillippa Gregorgy as she puts women centre stage, they scheme, manipulate and have a degree of autonomy and influence.  

I've got high hopes for this new series, it sounds like perfect Sunday night viewing.

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