The Shadow of the Tower (TV Mini-Series 1972– ) Poster

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Season 1

6 Jan. 1972
Crown in Jeopardy
Henry Tudor emerges victorious over Richard III at the battle of Bosworth Field and seeks to form a coalition from which he hopes to establish a Tudor dynasty.
 
13 Jan. 1972
Power in the Land
Henry consolidates his power when Elizabeth gives birth to Prince Arthur legitimizing Henry's claim of descent from the legendary monarch.
 
20 Jan. 1972
The Schooling of Apes
Henrys enemies represent commoner Lambert Simmel as the Earl of Warwick, the York pretender. The Earl of Lincoln leaves for Ireland to head the army that is forming against Henry,
 
27 Jan. 1972
The Crowning of Apes
Henry forms an army to defend himself against the Irish-German army coming against him from Ireland.
 
3 Feb. 1972
The Serpent and the Comforter
King Henry is intrigued by a preacher who is arrested for heresy and speaks with him to persuade him to give up his dissension against the practices of the Catholic Church. The preacher emphasizes to him the simplicity of the Gospel, and his suffering and convictions impress a young Tower guard.
 
10 Feb. 1972
The White Hart
The year is 1494 and King Henry is alarmed that the powerful and arrogant Sir William Stanley may be implicated in a plot against his crown .
 
17 Feb. 1972
A Fly in the Ointment
Addle-brained Sir John Kendall and his dim-witted nephew devise a ludicrous plan to kill the King with a harmless ointment from phony astrologer.
 
24 Feb. 1972
The Princely Gift
Visionary Italian navigator John Cabot has a difficult time convincing Bristol businessmen and the King that his Western voyage to China is practical and profitable.
 
2 Mar. 1972
Do the Sheep Sin?
Heavy-handed tax policies lead the peasants of Cornwall to march peacefully in protest on London, but an ambitions nobleman wants to use the pilgrimage to his own advantage.
 
9 Mar. 1972
The Man Who Never Was
Commoner Perkin Warbeck, pretender to Henry's throne, finds he's losing support throughout Europe.
 
16 Mar. 1972
The Strange Shapes of Reality
Although Perkin Warbeck enjoys only house arrest for his treason through Henry's mercy, he continues to plot against the King.
 
23 Mar. 1972
The Fledgling
In order to give his dynasty more credibility, Henry tries to arrange a marriage between his son and the Spanish princess, but their are preconditions.
 
30 Mar. 1972
The King Without a Face
The year is now 1501 and Henry is now finally secure on the throne with his promising son Arthur about to marry Catherine of Aragon, however in the shadows tragic events are lying in wait for the King.
 

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