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


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Series cast summary:
Guy Carleton ...
 Richard Rich / ... 19 episodes, 2008-2010
 Bishop Gardiner 17 episodes, 2009-2010


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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Did You Know?


Alan Van Sprang and Torrance Coombs were both in this as well as Reign (2013) which takes place shortly after the death of Henry VIII. Sprang plays King Henry II of France while Coombs plays Bash his bastard son. See more »


There is no historical record that Margaret Tudor married (and/or murdered) the King of Portugal. She did married James IV of Scotland and became Queen of Scotland. See more »


Anne Boleyn: [Henry sticks his hand up her dress] Not like this.
King Henry VIII: How then?
Anne Boleyn: Seduce me. Write letters to me. And poems, I love poems. Ravish me with your words. Seduce me.
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Performed by Evanescence
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Simply Beautiful!
5 February 2009 | by See all my reviews

The Tudors is about as close to perfection as a show of its genre can get. I understand people may argue that there are many historical inaccuracies but these become irrelevant when you realise the quality of the sets, scripts and not to forget the incredible acting.

I also think that the costume department also deserve an enormous amount of credit for designing royal attire that would have been fit for any Tudor King or Queen. As soon as you see the women walk out in their gorgeous dresses and the men in their traditional Tudor dress you are pulled into the world of Henry V111's court, a world, which thanks to this beautifully made show, I would never want to leave.

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