Viewers will not have to wait until spring to get another dose of the middle ages. The White Queen, a BBC limited series picked up by Starz, chronicles the Wars of the Roses, which incidentally was an inspiration for George R. R. Martin when writing Game of Thrones. The White Queen is based on the book series The Cousins’ War, by author Philippa Gregory (The Other Boleyn Girl). It begins in 1464 just as Edward IV (Max Irons) rose to power as King of England after taking the throne from his cousin, Henry VI, and follows the course of York and Lancaster backstabbing that eventually leads to Richard III’s rule. Hit the jump for more on the series.