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In Love with the King 

In 1463, the lust between a Lancastrian commoner and Yorkist King turns into a secret wedding and a new Queen of England. But two women not so smitten with the arrangement vow to take her down.


James Kent


Philippa Gregory (novels), Emma Frost

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Juliet Aubrey ... Countess of Warwick
Aneurin Barnard ... Richard Duke of Gloucester
Rebecca Ferguson ... Elizabeth Woodville
James Frain ... Lord Warwick
Caroline Goodall ... Duchess Cecily
Amanda Hale ... Lady Margaret Beaufort
Max Irons ... Edward IV
Ben Lamb ... Anthony Rivers
Michael Maloney ... Henry Stafford
Faye Marsay ... Anne Neville
Janet McTeer ... Jacquetta Woodville
David Oakes ... George Duke of Clarence
Robert Pugh ... Baron Rivers
Eleanor Tomlinson ... Isabel Neville
Christophe Haddad ... John Grey (as Christophe St. Jacques)


In 1464 Elizabeth Grey, née Woodville, widowed when her husband Thomas was killed at the battle of St Alban's fighting for the Lancastrian king Henry VI approaches the young Yorkist king Edward IV. She requests him to enforce restitution from her husband's family for herself and her two little boys. Against the wishes of his powerful cousin Warwick, Edward falls for Elizabeth, a suit encouraged by her mother, sorceress Jacquetta - though not her father, Baron Rivers who lacks Jacquetta's pragmatism when Edward requires him and his sons to fight on the Yorkist side. When Elizabeth refuses to be Edward's mistress they secretly marry. Her brother Anthony finds out and is appalled, believing the wedding was a sham and the king intends to marry a French princess. However Edward publicly announces that Elizabeth is his wife. The Lancastrian Margaret Beaufort is unhappy with the news, as is Edward's mother Cecily but Jacquetta cleverly outwits her and Elizabeth is hailed as the queen of ... Written by don @ minifie-1

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Drama | History | Romance | War


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Elizabeth Grey married King Edward in 1464 and was shown shortly afterwards riding a horse on a two-pommeled sidesaddle which was not invented until the mid 16th century. See more »


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