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Philippa Gregory (PA)

Philippa Gregory and other writers claim the Cousins’ War is an authentic term, but its origins are vague

Natalie Portman says that 'the fallacy in Hollywood is that if you're making a 'feminist' story, the woman kicks ass and wins' (PA)

Assigning powerful women masculine qualities to negate their femininity was commonplace in the Tudor period

Kevin Spacey playing Richard III (PA)

The Catholic culture of the time may have persuaded Richard that the Princes in the Tower needed to ‘disappear’

Max Irons and Rebecca Ferguson, who play Edward IV and Elizabeth Woodville (AP)

Elizabeth Woodville was an extraordinary and beautiful woman whose descendents still rule us