Women’s Weapons in The White Queen

  • Misty Urban
Part of the Queenship and Power book series (QAP)


Starz’s The White Queen depicts highborn women who ‘scheme, manipulate, and seduce’ their way to royal influence. The TV series also features magic and maternity as complex and dangerous strategies women use to acquire power. This film portrayal reveals a flattened understanding of premodern women inflected with the domestic and feminist ideology of later centuries, and yet suggests how medieval concerns about women’s speech and women’s bodies persist into our own historical moment.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Misty Urban
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  1. 1.Muscatine Community CollegeMuscatineUSA

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