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age 17+

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age 17+

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age 14+

Based on 3 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
age 14+

Revisionist history is BS

Whether or not it follows the book is secondary to me. As one who studied British History, at length, in college, it's premise is ridiculous. First, Henry VIi was not anything like the Henry portrayed in this series. He was not the weak, whining moron that appears in the series. He was a hardened warrior who came to England and ended The War of the Roses, a bloody civil war that lasted decades. He was ruthless to anyone who challenged his rule. Those who challenged him weee met with brute force. Second, Elizabeth Woodville did not smuggle Richard out of the country. No evidence supports this whatsoever. Third, women in the 15th Century were auctioned off like cattle to form alliances or end disputes. They were to be seen, not heard. Most important, their role was to produce male heirs. Contemporary writers of the day make little or no mention of the Princes in the Tower and The White Queen and White Princess reaction to the Princes. It wasn't until Shakespear's "Richard III" that we get his version of events, which was 100 plus years after the fact and incorrect. The fact is, that if Elizabeth Woodville (the mother-in-law or Queen) would've said anything publicly, it would've been very bad for them.. Fourth, the idea that Margaret Beaufort killed Jasper Tudor is BEYOND RIDICULOUS!!! Where the writers came up with this is akin to someone saying that the Pyramids of Egypt were built by aliens. Jasper Tudor died of natural causes in December 1495. So, in conclusion, if you want fake, revisionist, soap-opera History, this is for you. However, if you walk into any History class, or any academic discussion and you reference this show as accurate, you will be met with HOWLING LAUGHTER!! I wish, for once, there would be an accurate portrayal of History on television.
age 16+