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Starz announces "White Queen" adaptation (Phillipa Gregory)

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Post by EC2 » Tue August 6th, 2013, 12:06 pm

Well that's interesting. It's a border castle but as far as I know it's never been in Wales - it wasn't in the 12th century certainly!
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Post by Misfit » Tue August 6th, 2013, 12:12 pm

Nail polish?
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Post by sweetpotatoboy » Tue August 6th, 2013, 12:13 pm

[quote=""EC2""]Well that's interesting. It's a border castle but as far as I know it's never been in Wales - it wasn't in the 12th century certainly![/quote]

Thanks. I was pretty sure it was wrong. Was hoping you'd confirm!

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Post by EC2 » Tue August 6th, 2013, 12:28 pm

[quote=""sweetpotatoboy""]Thanks. I was pretty sure it was wrong. Was hoping you'd confirm![/quote]

I have a book on the castle that says (skimming just now) Ludlow was 'the 33rd largest provincial town in England in 1377 with a taxable population of 1,172. I can't see it suddenly becoming Welsh in the next 100 years!
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Post by Madeleine » Tue August 6th, 2013, 1:04 pm

[quote=""Misfit""]Nail polish?[/quote]

Yup, nice and clear, with possibly a tiny bit of white French manicure too! :rolleyes:

There was one particular episode - about 4 or 5 I think - where it looked as if the cleaners had got carried away with floor polish - the floors all looked so shiny I was convinced that the actors were going to go flying when they walked in.
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Post by Misfit » Tue August 6th, 2013, 2:18 pm

[quote=""Madeleine""]Yup, nice and clear, with possibly a tiny bit of white French manicure too! :rolleyes:

There was one particular episode - about 4 or 5 I think - where it looked as if the cleaners had got carried away with floor polish - the floors all looked so shiny I was convinced that the actors were going to go flying when they walked in.[/quote]

*head desk*

I see the DVD is for sale already on Amazon. Might have to put in a purchase request at the library ;)
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Post by Nefret » Wed August 14th, 2013, 7:08 am

Into battle we ride with Gods by our side
We are strong and not afraid to die
We have an urge to kill and our lust for blood has to be fulfilled
WE´LL FIGHT TILL THE END! And send our enemies straight to Hell!
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Post by Madeleine » Wed August 14th, 2013, 8:17 am

[quote=""Nefret""]I this online tonight...

http://www.vulture.com/2013/08/white-qu ... rones.html[/quote]

Yes I saw that feature too, think I agree with most of their comparisons, although Elizabeth W is more Catelyn than Cersei - that's definitely Margaret Beaufort.
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Post by Mythica » Wed August 14th, 2013, 8:50 am

[quote=""Madeleine""]Yes I saw that feature too, think I agree with most of their comparisons, although Elizabeth W is more Catelyn than Cersei - that's definitely Margaret Beaufort.[/quote]

Actually, if I had to peg Cersei as any historical figure, it would probably be Isabella of France. Everyone seems to go to the Wars of the Roses for parallels but GRRM claims The Accursed Kings series was a big source of inspiration for him, which involved Isabella.

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Post by princess garnet » Wed August 14th, 2013, 4:49 pm

Anyone else here have Dish Network as their satellite provider? The 1st episode of the series ran (it was one of those channels in the lower 100s) on Sunday night with a subscription pitch by Starz.

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