The White Queen continues on Sunday 21 July at 9pm on BBC One.
Elizabeth faces an uncertain future as all she holds close is threatened. She is pregnant again but feels unease at Edward’s closeness to his brothers. Their plan to send her baby son away to become Prince of Wales is upsetting, but the discovery that Edward has taken a mistress shakes the very foundations of their marriage.
When Jacquetta reveals her heart is weakening, Elizabeth faces losing her strongest ally and closest confidante.
Anne is forgiven by Edward and is made his brother George’s ward. Anne fears he wants to control her and keep her fortune. Her sister, Isabel, is terrified of alienating the York court by further disloyalty and sides with George, making Anne a virtual prisoner.
Richard Duke of Gloucester sees what is happening and takes Anne’s side. When George threatens to send Anne to an abbey, Anne turns to Richard. He declares his love for her and they elope, marrying quickly without papal dispensation. Despite George’s fury, Isabel and Anne reconcile.
When Margaret Beaufort’s mother dies, the widowed Margaret writes to Jasper asking if she should go to him. It hurts when Jasper tells her to remain in England, but Margaret hardens herself and accepts that love was never meant for her. She decides to marry into the York court to pursue her aim of bringing her son Henry Tudor home from exile. She chooses Lord Thomas Stanley. As cold and ambitious as she is, it’s the perfect political pairing and it seems that Margaret has met her match.
Elizabeth’s baby dies on the same day as her mother. Through this devastating loss, she and Edward find a way to reconcile and face the future together as Margaret Beaufort and her new husband Stanley arrive at court.
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