Quick Index Board Index Home FAQ Site Map
|Well, the books
Written by Kathleen Glancy
(6/19/2013 1:42 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, The White Queen, penned by Golda
tend to concentrate more on the powerful women of the Cousin's War, as Philippa Gregory prefers to call it, than the men. This does seem to be an accurate reflection of history, since Margaret of Anjou, Cecily Neville, Jacquetta of Luxembourg, Elizabeth Woodville (though she came over as a bit wet in the first episode) and Margaret Beaufort were all powerful players. I gather from the Radio Times article that we may also look forward to a new slant on Anne Neville, Richard III's Queen, up until now usually portrayed as at best rather passive and at worst, certainly by Shakespeare, as a victim.
Janet McTeer bids fair to run away with the whole thing - in some ways she reminds me of Maggie Smith's Dowager Countess in Downton Abbey.
Virtual Views is maintained by Golda with WebBBS 3.21.