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

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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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It's Good to Be King. See more »

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Drama | History | Romance | War

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Peter O'Toole (Pope Paul III) played father to Eric Bana in Troy. Eric Bana played King Henry VIII in The Other Boleyn Girl. See more »

Goofs

In one episode a man is seen looking out to sea through a telescope. These were not invented till much later, in the seventeenth century. See more »

Quotes

Cardinal Thomas Wolsey: Lady Anne, what are you doing here?
Anne Boleyn: I have an audience with His Majesty.
Cardinal Thomas Wolsey: [amused] What would a silly girl like you have to say to a king?
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Not quite like Rome, but in the spirit of historically set series, a good replacement
23 March 2007 | by See all my reviews

With the proposed ending of Rome - I think a lot of viewers will automatically turn to The Tudors as a replacement. I have watched the first episode and find that the acting and set alone can pull a viewer in. It is different than Rome, but the same core passions of humanity are present.

I am deeply saddened that Rome will be ending after such a short run, and I think that were it not, The Tudors would find far more competition. As it is, both shows are proving that there is an audience for historical dramas and I hope such endeavors continue in the future.

The Tudors has a quality cast with attractive actors for both genders to attach to. I cannot make an honest opinion yet on the plots and direction of the series until I see more of it, but the imagery alone is a good start for this series.


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