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Your search for posts with tags containing The White Queen found 14 posts

Margaret Neville, Countess of Oxford

Well, it’s all over – the hype, the excitement, the criticisms – as last Sunday evening saw the conclusion of The White Queen. I’m still not quite sure what I thought about it all. I feared for everyone’s eyesight as they...
From: Good Gentlewoman on 20 Aug 2013

The English Reformation and the Wars of the Roses

Leanda de Lisle, author of After Elizabeth, The Sisters Who Would Be Queen, and Tudor: Passion. Manipulation. Murder. The Story of England's Most Notorious Royal Family, visited this blog when I posted a link to her article on Anne Boleyn's execution...

Katherine Neville, Baroness Hastings

So who did kill the Princes in the tower? Sunday’s penultimate episode of The White Queen did a good job of considering all the likely suspects. Ricardians will be delighted that Richard received a TV absolution – no real evidence here then,...
From: Good Gentlewoman on 12 Aug 2013

Shakespeare and The White Queen: using creative license

Rebecca Ferguson as Elizabeth The current television series The White Queen has been criticised for its historical inaccuracies, its glossy costumes and out-of-period settings. I haven’t read the books by Philippa Gregory, so can’t tell how...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 2 Aug 2013

Me and Joan Neville, Countess of Arundel

Joan Neville and I go back a long way. In fact, my love of history, stately homes and a predisposition to being nosey could well be attributed to our early acquaintance. Joan Neville, Countess of Arundel My parents weren’t big on history, but we...
From: Good Gentlewoman on 29 Jul 2013

Alice Neville, Lady Fitzhugh

Now more than half way through the ten part series and the success of The White Queen is no longer up for debate. You are either absolutely enthralled, watching and reading every last column inch about the characters and cast – or you’re not....
From: Good Gentlewoman on 27 Jul 2013

Shakespeare’s royal babies

Waking up this morning to the news that Kate has been admitted to hospital in the early stages of labour I cursed myself for not having a blog post about royal babies all ready to go. It has been after all one of the most hotly-anticipated events of recent...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 22 Jul 2013

Eleanor Neville, Lady Stanley

This week’s episode of The White Queen placed the scheming Richard Neville, Earl of Warwick, centre stage with his daughters at his mercy, waiting to hear their fate. Richard Neville, Earl of Warwick Viewers were introduced to Queen Margaret of...
From: Good Gentlewoman on 9 Jul 2013

Lady Cecily Neville, Duchess of Warwick.

Second Neville sister Cecily was named for the least attractive female character in The White Queen BBC1 series, excepting Margaret Beauchamp. (I’m not sure quite what Lady Beauchamp did to upset Philippa Gregory – we at Lydiard are very fond...
From: Good Gentlewoman on 2 Jul 2013

Joan Neville, Countess of Arundel

During the 15th century the Church banned sex on every Sunday during Lent, and for pretty much half the rest of the year as well. But you seriously have to wonder how much notice anyone took of this papal ruling, especially if you’re watching The...
From: Good Gentlewoman on 1 Jul 2013

The Dai is Cast

All novelists have a secret fantasy. Actually, it’s not terribly secret. It’s the cast list. Yes, admit it, my fellow authors, you know what I’m talking about. That cast list. The one for the film of your book – the lavish Hollywood...
From: Gentlemen and Tarpaulins on 1 Jul 2013

Warwick the Kingmaker

In this week’s episode of the White Queen (BBC1 9pm Sunday) St John sister Margaret Beaufort joins Warwick’s rebellion against Edward IV. Lady Margaret Beaufort However, this celebration  of medieval matriarchs doesn’t tell the complete...
From: Good Gentlewoman on 30 Jun 2013

“It is the spectator, not life, that art really mirrors:” Does The White Queen have any responsibility towards its viewers?

With over 5 million viewers in the UK tuning in for the first episode of The White Queen last Sunday, fresh debates have been sparked over the nature of historical fiction. While some viewers have been happy to accept the medieval simulacra that the Sunday...
From: his story, her story on 25 Jun 2013

The White Queen

Are you captivated by the new BBC1 historical drama The White Queen – or are you busy looking for zips, down-pipes and Georgian windows? Elizabeth Woodville, the White Queen, played by Rebecca Ferguson Some reviewers have unkindly pointed out such...
From: Good Gentlewoman on 24 Jun 2013

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This search feature has a number of purposes:

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Caveats and Work in Progress

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If EMC doesn't find any <category> tags for a post in the RSS feed it is classified as uncategorized. These and any <category> 'uncategorized' from the feed are omitted from search results. (It should always be borne in mind that some bloggers never use any kind of category or tag at all.)

This will not be a 'real time' search, although EMC updates content every few hours so it's never very far behind events.

The search is at present quite basic and limited. I plan to add a number of more sophisticated features in the future including the ability to filter by blog tags and by dates. I may also introduce RSS feeds for search queries at some point.

Constructing Search Query URLs

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I'll do my best to ensure that the basic URL construction (searchcat?s=...) is stable and persistent as long as the site is around.