Promises are always made, and they are always broken. Always.


All my life I have been good. I have been biddable. I've been quiet. I married who I was told to marry and I thank God every day for you, I do, but...I will not be biddable anymore.


Tell me, my Lady the King's mother, how do you stand there in the sight of God with that sin, that stain of child murder on you soul?


The Boy: And what will you have, Teddy, when we are freed?
Teddy: A dog! A friendly dog.

The Boy: You have the look of our mother. That doesn't please you?
Lizzie: I loved her very much, but I didn't always like her. I hated her ambition. What it did to us. Nothing else mattered but power.
The Boy: She was a queen.
Lizzie: And look where we are from her ambition. I would like to ask her if it was all worth it.

Lady Margaret: You must go to Henry. You must tell him there is no curse.
Lizzie: But there is.
Lady Margaret: A widow and a virgin hurling oaths against their enemies because words are all they have. That is not a curse.

By all the saints, I wonder how you walk in a straight line, your wits are so dismally few.

Lady Margaret

Maggie: Summon your men, my Lords. The Duchess is right, the time to strike is now.
Margaret, Duchess of Burgundy: All this time, I thought you were the petite fleur tremblante. But now look at you. A blazing white rose.

There's a symmetry to it, don't you think? Then as now, two York boys with a claim to the throne in the one room.

Henry [to Lady Margaret]

She does not come near me! She does not speak to me! She does not speak for me! Nobody listens to her.

Henry [after nearly strangling his mother and throwing her out of his rooms]

I have loved you Lizzie. How I have loved you. I didn't know that I could love. You have been the grace of my life. But I never deserved you. And whatever happens, you must be safe. Go to the Tower. Speak to him.


The king should be sending for his lords, he should be marshaling his forces but instead he sends for his mother? Who rules us, him or you?

Lord Stanley [to his wife]

The White Princess Quotes

It's intended as a show of strength. But it only goes to show his weakness if he stoops to bully girls.

Elizabeth [about Henry "capturing" the York women]

Burn them. And ban the snow from falling. I will have nothing white in England.

Henry [holding York heraldry banners]