Wars of the Roses

On the face of it, the attractions are obvious: large helpings of sex and violence, bolstered by a serpentine storyline said to be inspired by the War of the Roses - one of the bloodiest periods of English history.
'The White Queen' stepped confidently into the Sunday evening drama slot, ready to take a Downton-like grip on our imaginations
With the screening of the BBC's White Queen drama series only weeks away, many questions about the life of Elizabeth Wydeville remain unanswered. None more so than that of her marriage.
Plantagenet tells of a dynasty of monarchs that has shaped one of the longest, ripest and bloodiest periods in English history. The fact and fiction, the rumour and reality that have surrounded this mighty line of rulers have generated a mythos shrouded in drama, chivalry, ambition, mistrust and romance.