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BBC History – The White Queen: The real story of Elizabeth Woodville

BBC History – The White Queen: The real story of Elizabeth Woodville Elizabeth Woodville’s sons where imprisoned in the Tower of London by their uncle Richard III. They were never seen again When Edward died in 1483, Elizabeth’s world changed completely. Her twelve-year-old son was declared king Edward V, while his uncle Richard was appointed Protector. However, rumours surfaced that Elizabeth’s husband had made a previous betrothal which would have invalidated her marriage and made…

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The first episode turns on Edward’s desire for Elizabeth. How did she go about playing the sexiness of that? “It’s a love story between two people,” she says, “a girl and a boy that today would be wearing jeans.” In the aftermath of lots of big US cable dramas, however, such as Game of Thrones and The Borgias, and even UK series such as The Tudors, you might expect that the drama will be driven…

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Author Tan Twan Eng wins Scott prize for historical fiction – Yahoo! News

Author Tan Twan Eng wins Scott prize for historical fiction – Yahoo! News NEW YORK (Reuters) – Malaysian author Tan Twan Eng has won the Walter Scott Prize, which honors historical fiction writers, for his post-World War Two novel, “The Garden of Evening Mists.” Tan, who was born in Penang, Malaysia, and lives in South Africa, accepted the prize on Friday at the Brewin Dolphin Borders Book Festival in Melrose, Scotland. It was presented by…

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