The White Princess Season 1 Episode 1: "In Bed With the Enemy" Quotes
Burn them. And ban the snow from falling. I will have nothing white in England.Henry [holding York heraldry banners]
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]
Perhaps he does not need me as he means to wed his mother.Lizzie [about Henry, after hearing Margaret of Anjou has taken the Queen's rooms]
And that is want you want for me, even now? I am to be the spoils of war, the wife of a marauding madman whose mother even murdered children just so he could snatch the crown.Lizze [to Elizabeth about Henry]
Now girls, please listen. Smile sweetly to their faces, but know them for the Tudor spies they are and do not lose your tongues when they are near.Elizabeth [to her daughters about the Tudor ladies in waiting]
John de la Pole [at the reconciliation ceremony]: I pledge my allegiance to you, my Grace.
Cecily, Dowager Queen Mother: I do not. You are not the king, in law nor in God's eyes. And while you may have killed my son and stolen his crown, you are descended from a servant.
Elizabeth: Lady Margaret.
Margaret: My Lady the King's Mother, now. I am called "Your Grace" and I receive a royal bow.
Elizabeth: Indeed. [Remains standing tall] Does it bring you the joy you hoped it would?
Margaret: It is God's will. It is God who put my Henry on the throne,
Elizabeth: And God who puts my daughter on the other throne beside him.
Margaret: She is not made Queen yet.
Lizzie: Your service as my mother's lady-in-waiting shall never be forgotten, Lady Margaret.
Margaret: The meek shall inherit the earth. So the bible tells us.
[Lizzie rolls her eyes]
Your pledge was to unite the country, which is why you have us on your council. I -- I can only tell you what the others of our house will do, and now they feel, forgive me Your Grace, that you are a Welshman who has lived your life in France and does not even know our customs.York adviser [to Henry]
Henry: Perhaps she knows a chaperone is pointless in your case. Foolish to close the stable door when the horse is long since bolted.
Lizzie [alluding to her tryst with Richard III]: But that filly loved her stolen freedom more than you can know. In fact, she spent herself so fully on that gallop that it's memory would sustain her till she died.
Lizzie: Well, if I am a whore, you will not wish to wed me, will you?
Henry: I do not. With all my heart, I don't, but I am told I must for England.
Lizzie: Your mother bid you to rape me?!
Henry: It isn't rape; we are to be married.
Lizzie: Only if I will have you!
Henry: You think you have a choice? You think you have free will in this? I am the king and I do not.