Whitehall

Welcome to Whitehall, where the true history of Catherine of Braganza and her marriage to King Charles II of England is brought to life with all its sensual scandal and political intrigue. Venture back in time to a place where the games of royals affect the lives of all.

Presented in 13 episodes, Whitehall is written by Liz Duffy Adams, Delia Sherman, Barbara Samuel, Madeleine Robins, Mary Robinette Kowal, and Sarah Smith.

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New Episode! Whitehall Episode 9: “The Marriage of True Minds”

It’s high time for a holiday when an unseasonably cold summer leaves spirits suppressed and Catherine in ill health.

From The Writers' Room

Madeleine Robins on writing Whitehall Episode 8: “Ambitions Which Climb Upwards”

One of my favorite books is Jane Eyre, and one of my favorite lines in it comes when Jane confronts Rochester, who has been playing merry hob with her emotions: "Do you think, because I am poor, obscure, plain, and little, that I am soulless and heartless?" The answer, of course, is absolutely not.

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New Episode! Whitehall Ep 8: “Ambitions Which Climb Upwards”

Even amidst the swirl of court intrigue, the residents of Whitehall keep their eyes on the prize–and the throne.

A Bowl of Questions

A Bowl of Questions with the lovely Sarah Smith

Meet Sarah Smith: winner of the Agatha and Massachusetts Book Awards, lover of "Mistress Masham's Repose," and citizen of Starbucks with the soul of a harpy eagle.

From The Writers' Room

Barbara Samuel on writing Whitehall Episode 7: “Imperfect Enjoyment”

The best part of writing historical fiction is the happy accidents that always, always arise. At the start, the work of bringing the past alive begins with world-building—who was there and where did they live and how did they dress and what was on the table. In Whitehall, that world is the Restoration, and it’s a juicy era no matter what angle you examine it from.

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New Episode! Whitehall Episode 7: “Imperfect Enjoyment”

A delegation from Muscovy sets Whitehall awhirl with ambassadors from the East and their exotic gifts. But while Catherine seeks solace in her faith, others find comfort in more recklessly carnal pleasures.

The One With

Delia Sherman and the Little Grey Cells

So here’s my terrible secret: I don’t watch much television. But when I had surgery last year, I was pretty much tied to the apartment and a little loopy on painkillers and I watched a lot of TV, mostly period mysteries because I like the clothes.

Mary Robinette Kowall on Writing Whitehall Ep 6: “Divine Passion”

One of the tricky things about writing Catherine is that she’s not a native English speaker - and whether that broken language is considered charming or not relates directly to imperialism and who used to rule the world.

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New Episode! Whitehall Episode 6: “Divine Passion”

When it comes to the theater, sometimes the audience holds more drama than the stage.

Just For Fun

Whitehall: Illustrated

Whitehall is almost back from hiatus and we are celebrating by sharing with you some exquisite illustrations done by the amazingly talented Kristin Kwan! Feast your eyes on these drawings of Catherine, Barbara, Charles and more.

Meet The Character

Meet The Character: Jenny of Whitehall

All of our Serial Box serials have such dynamic casts that we thought it was high time we got to know some of them a bit more personally. To that end, we are very excited to kick off a new feature here on The Back of The Box: Meet the Character!

Just For Fun

Follow British Royalty Through the Ages with this Bounty of Great Historical Fiction

Has Whitehall whet your appetite for more historical fiction about British royals? Check out this round-up of the best historical fiction set in period England!

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