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

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 King Henry VIII (38 episodes, 2007-2010)
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 Charles Brandon (38 episodes, 2007-2010)
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 Ambassador Bishop Chapuys / ... (25 episodes, 2007-2010)
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 Thomas Cromwell (24 episodes, 2007-2009)
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 Mary Tudor (23 episodes, 2008-2010)
Guy Carleton ...
 Chamberlain (23 episodes, 2007-2010)
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 Anne Boleyn (21 episodes, 2007-2010)
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 Edward Seymour (21 episodes, 2008-2010)
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 Thomas Boleyn (20 episodes, 2007-2008)
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 Richard Rich / ... (19 episodes, 2008-2010)
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 Queen Catherine of Aragon (18 episodes, 2007-2010)
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 Bishop Gardiner (17 episodes, 2009-2010)
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 George Boleyn (16 episodes, 2007-2008)
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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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In the series, Charles Brandon's fourth wife, Catherine Brook, is depicted as a Catholic and supporter of Catherine of Aragon. In real life, her name was Catherine Willoughby and she was a Protestant and strong supporter of Anne Boleyn. She even fled England during Mary's reign for fear of persecution. See more »

Goofs

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 »

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King Henry VIII: You think you know a story, but you only know how it ends. To get to the heart of the story, you have to go back to the beginning.
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Version of The Tudors: Dissension and Punishment (2009) See more »

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very interesting
30 November 2011 | by (Bulgaria) – See all my reviews

I would recommend "The Tudors" to everyone who likes stories about medieval times and about politics in personal and international affairs.

I would say the series revolve around personal choices and relationships involving individuals, international affairs and the church.

I am not sure how historically correct the series are, but they definitely convey the spirit of that time in terms of the King's figure and the Court life.

I find the series unpredictable and intriguing.

King's acting is excellent and convincing.

In my mind it's a YES.


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