If you are a history buff, “The White Queen” may interest you. However the series is not for young people nor a weak stomach.
Researching the story line with the truth I am pleased the “Brits” have done a good job of historical testimony. Sadly, the truth is that during Medieval Times, people were ruthless, manipulative and greedy. Centuries later, it hasn’t changed much.
So as to not be a “spoiler” in case you decide to catch up on this 10 hour mini-series, I will suffice it to say it leads up to the era of the “War of the Roses.” What happens during those years between 1455 and 1485 summoned death as a pre-cursor to the throne of England.
I do have a point to this introduction of British royalty.
Humans are enamored with power and money. Or maybe I should clarify that with the love of both.
Confusion of who is leader or actually in power runs its course through family inheritance, dynasties of the rich and famous or the overthrown coup.
While the King and Queen are on the throne, others vying for those positions are scheming to kick them off. Using whatever means is necessary or easiest, the present crown holders are usually exiled, taken over or well, beheaded.
The next pair of corrupt royal dignitaries are showered with fancy wines, velvet robes and a court full of other corrupt dignitaries waiting their turn to take their place.
In reality there is no way to have peace or unwavering adoration in such circles of deception. The chopping block is always ready.
Knowing this isn’t just television but based on truth, makes it hit home with America today.
As with the royals if a house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand. Mark 3:25
The common ground between the 14th century and today is uncanny.
Power and lust for selfish satisfaction runs deep
No one can be trusted
Loyalty is lost
Cover up is a daily attraction
Lying is a game of cards
Lawlessness becomes the norm
Treason is behind every corner
Trickle down immorality starts at the top
Justice is thrown under the bus or out of the castle
Everyone is replaceable
Proverbs 28:16 “A tyrannical ruler lacks judgment, but he who hates ill-gotten gain will enjoy a long life.”
There is only one throne, and none of these were ever on it.
Psalm 97:1 “The Lord reigns, let the earth be glad; let the distant shores rejoice.”
The White Queen was Elizabeth Woodville. Her daughter, Elizabeth of York married Henry VII whose mother was Lady Margaret Beaufort. The two women from different factions arranged the marriage which ended the War of the Roses.
Henry VIII was the son of Henry VII and Elizabeth of York making the “White Queen” his grandmother.
And we all know how he turned out.
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