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The Tudors (2007–2010)

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A dramatic series about the reign and marriages of King Henry VIII.


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Series cast summary:
 King Henry VIII (38 episodes, 2007-2010)
 Charles Brandon (38 episodes, 2007-2010)
 Ambassador Bishop Chapuys / ... (25 episodes, 2007-2010)
 Thomas Cromwell (24 episodes, 2007-2009)
 Mary Tudor (23 episodes, 2008-2010)
Guy Carleton ...
 Chamberlain (23 episodes, 2007-2010)
 Anne Boleyn (21 episodes, 2007-2010)
 Edward Seymour (21 episodes, 2008-2010)
 Thomas Boleyn (20 episodes, 2007-2008)
 Richard Rich / ... (19 episodes, 2008-2010)
 Queen Catherine of Aragon (18 episodes, 2007-2010)
 Bishop Gardiner (17 episodes, 2009-2010)
 George Boleyn (16 episodes, 2007-2008)


This costume drama features England's splendid Renaissance dynasty under King Henry VIII. Beginning in Season 1 when Henry VIII was growing desperate for an heir and growing distant from his first wife, the series moves quickly to the period when Anne Boleyn became his obsession. During this time Cardinal Wolsey rose to become the power behind his throne, ruling ruthlessly and nearly absolutely while Henry (played by Johnathon Rhys Meyers) for the most part followed the Cardinal's advice, maneuvering through a series of betrayals and plots against him. When Anne Boleyn plays much harder to get than any woman ever has, Henry begins to search for a way out of his marriage to Catherine of Aragon, so that he can make Anne his wife. Needing a divorce, Henry turns to Wolsey, who promises to help him create waves of backlash from the church, as well as the Spanish Habsburg dynasty and its overseas empire. Against this background gyrate the private lives and political intrigues of several ... Written by KGF Vissers and Ayla Slessor

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Release Date:

1 April 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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Actress Anna Brewster who portrayed Anna Buckingham in the first two episodes of the first season has been included (through a scene clip) in the first three season's opening credits. Before Henry Cavill's credit rolls, a distinct scene that both actors shared in the first episode of season 1 appears. The scene was not included in the opening credits for season 4. See more »


White was the mourning color of queens, not black. However, Spain's mourning colors were yellow and black. Katherine of Aragon wearing black is historically accurate. See more »


Sir Thomas More: If the lion knows its own strength, no man could control it...
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References The Count of Monte Cristo (2002) See more »


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A wonderful show even if it is not completely historically accurate
25 April 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Tudors is a fantastic show which showcases the life and times of King Henry the VIII. As the opening of the show tells the viewer, "You think you know a story but you only know how it ends. To get to the heart of a story you have to go back to the beginning." I'm sure a lot of people watching the show are watching it for entertainment and not because of its historical accuracy. I personally love Tudor England and know a lot about it. The show takes many liberties, but that's why it's entertainment and not a biographic film on the King. It's fascinating to see what is kept of what many believe to be true and what is changed. Things such as basing Henry's sister Margaret after both his sister Mary and his older sister Margaret is very interesting turn. The first four episodes have been phenomenal works of cinematic art which I hope will continue on for seasons to come.

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