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When I was giving my thesis defense...

(Which concerned Elizabeth Woodville and her mother Jacquetta) I explained to my committee how these women have been portrayed in recent popular fiction and media, as well as their male contemporaries. My professors were surprised that there was a “fandom” for these historical figures, and that people discussed (and fought over) their depictions. 

With the recent release of The White Princess, I feel like they had no idea just how intense it could get. Maybe I should send my advisor an update.

Originally posted by bwansen


Favourite Historical People: Elizabeth Woodville

Elizabeth Woodville (c. 1437 – 8 June 1492) was Queen consort of England as the spouse of King Edward IV from 1464 until his death in 1483. After her first marriage left her a widowed mother of two sons, she married Edward IV in 1464. Elizabeth remained politically influential even after her son, briefly proclaimed King Edward V of England, was deposed by her brother-in-law, Richard III, and she would play an important role in securing the accession of Henry VII to the throne in 1485, which ended the Wars of the Roses. After 1485, however, she was forced to yield pre-eminence to Henry’s mother, Lady Margaret Beaufort, and her influence on events in these years, and her eventual departure from court into retirement, remains obscure.
If Two People Are Meant To Be Together, They Will Find Their Way Back - Chapter 1 - Thekingmakersdaughters - The White Queen (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
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Chapters: 3/?
Fandom: The White Queen (TV),
Characters: Anne Neville Queen of England, Isabel Neville, Richard Neville Earl of Warwick, Anne de Beauchamp 16th Countess of Warwick, Cecily Neville Duchess of York, Richard III of England, George Plantagenet Duke of Clarence, Edward IV of England, Edward of Lancaster | Prince of Wales, Elizabeth Woodville, Anthony Woodville 2nd Earl Rivers, Francis Lovell, Margaret of York Duchess of Burgundy
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe - Modern Setting

A modern alternative universe of The White Queen. Anne has ended her career and come home to begin her life again, but she finds everything and everybody very changed. Will it be for better or worst? What will happen when she see again her ex boyfriend Richard after six years separated?