Parents' Guide to

The White Princess

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Post-War of the Roses tale has strong sexual material.

TV Starz Drama 2017
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What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 17+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 18+

Historically inaccurate!

This historically in accurate over sexualization portrayal that is sexist towards males in its psyche is another disgraceful series!

This title has:

Too much sex
age 18+

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4):
Kids say (3):

The soap opera-ish series offers a romanticized version of the relationship between the first Tudor King and Queen of England. It features all the machinations and struggles for power and influence for which the English royal court is known for, but it does so with the fictional flair of Philippa Gregory's book series rather than with historical accuracy. However, at times it presents Elizabeth as a stronger, more empowered figure than she is in the book, allowing her character to rise above her role as a mere political pawn who settles into her role.

Although it's a follow-up to The White Queen, the cast changes and post-War of the Roses narratives of this mini-series give it a very different feel. However, the insertion of fictional characters and plots to add to the turmoil doesn't take away from the show's historical foundation, which contextualizes the difficult role Elizabeth of York had to play as a result of her noble birth. If you like British royal history dramas (and there are quite a few to choose from at this point), The White Princess will prove itself very entertaining.

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