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.


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.

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

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 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.

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]

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]

She killed the rightful king, and put me on the throne. It's all been lies. Our boys. Our beautiful boys are damned.

Henry [to Lizzie, about his mother]

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]