Discover the setting for ‘The White Queen’ TV drama series

Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire

See where the penultimate battle of the Wars of the Roses took place at Tewkesbury, discovering the story behind Philippa Gregory’s ‘The White Queen’.

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Internationally bestselling author Philippa Gregory brings the tumult and intrigue of the War of the Roses to vivid life through the women of the House of Lancaster and the House of York, beginning with the story of Elizabeth Woodville, the White Queen.

The documentary behind the 2013 TV series ‘The White Queen’ was partly filmed in Tewkesbury, where the penultimate battle of the War of the Roses took place in 1471.

Pick up a Battle Trail map at the tourist information centre and prepare to relive the medieval times of war, stopping by Tewkesbury Abbey where beheadings took place after the battle was won.

Also visit the Heritage Centre for a fabulous history of medieval Tewkesbury and the battle itself. 

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