10 Reasons You Need To Watch The White Queen

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Over the weekend, Starz debuted its new original miniseries The White Queen. The miniseries, which was co-produced with the BBC, follows the true stories (as told by Philippa Gregory) of Elizabeth Woodville, Margaret Beaufort and Anne Neville, and it’s swiftly become our summer obsession. Here are 10 reasons why you shouldn’t miss it.

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1) It’s Perfect To Tie You Over Until Game Of Thrones Comes Back.

Sure, it’s not set in a fantasy world replete with dragons and White Walkers, but The White Queen is set in medieval Europe during “The War of the Roses.” Now, that’s important for Game of Thrones fans only because George R. R. Martin has repeatedly stated that Game of Thrones was inspired by Medieval history, myths and legends, but specifically by “The War of the Roses,” or “The Cousins’ War.”

Once you get caught up in The White Queen, it’s easy to see the parallels between families warring between each other over a single throne–and to draw parallels between the “bad” Lancaster queen with her vindictive son and a certain Lannister lady and her young king and between the noble Northern born sons of York with some Starks.

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2) It’s Pretty Hot. Okay, It’s Really Hot.

In a recent post of the “20 Hottest Sex Scenes In Period Dramas,” we ranked one of the early love scenes between Edward and Elizabeth fairly high and with good reason. The White Queen is stuffed to the brim with romance and passionate love scenes. And it’s not just Edward and Elizabeth who get it on…

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