The Final Battle

Series 1 - Episode 10 The Final Battle



Richard III continues to gaze just a bit too fondly, and in a very un-avuncular way, at his winsome young niece Elizabeth as she dances at court. Of course, Richard’s wife Anne gets a bit frosty – who can blame her – but the couple are soon united in fear for the future of their sickly young son when he develops Costume Drama Cough.

As this stately adaptation of Philippa Gregory’s Wars of the Roses novels ends the houses of York and Lancaster meet for a final and decisive time on Bosworth field. The battle scenes look genuinely frightening and you might even feel a tiny bit sorry for Richard as he and his crown tumble to earth. Someone get that man a horse!


Elizabeth and her girls are freed from sanctuary and her first-born daughter, Princess Elizabeth, goes to court, blossoms, and falls for Richard III. The death of Anne provides hope that the lovers will marry and the Woodville dynasty will continue as queens of England, but battle looms with Henry Tudor waiting to invade and claim the throne from a man seen by many as a usurper.

Cast & Crew

King Richard III Aneurin Barnard
Thomas Grey Ashley Charles
Sir Robert Brackenbury Shaun Dooley
Queen Elizabeth Rebecca Ferguson
Lord Strange Andrew Gower
Lord Thomas Stanley Rupert Graves
Lady Margaret Beaufort Amanda Hale
Henry Tudor Michael Marcus
Anne Neville Faye Marsay
Princess Elizabeth Freya Mavor
Jasper Tudor Tom McKay
Princess Margaret of York Madeleine Harris
Prince Teddy Kenji Tielemans
Edward, Prince of Wales Nicholas Croucher
Princess Cecily Elinor Crawley
Prince Edward Sonny Serkis
Geoffrey the Changeling Arthur Droeshaut
Prince Richard Ted Allpress
Director Colin Teague
Producer Gina Cronk
Writer Emma Frost
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