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Matters of State 

Henry warns Anne to stay out of state affairs, but her paranoiac fear of Catherine is only alleviated with her death and Anne's new pregnancy.

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While the Pope still hopes that tide will turn Henry's England back to Rome's fold, Cromwell and Cranmer use a catalog of real, exaggerated and invented clerical abuses to close all religious houses and confiscate their immense wealth for Henry's treasury. The Boleyn family worries Anne's position is perilous without a son, but waits for Katherine' illness to prove fatal. Henry is prepared to ally himself with the emperor despite Anne. Hunting with duke Charles, Henry meets fellow France veteran John Seymour's enchanting daughter Jane. Written by KGF Vissers

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When Anne is having a party in her room, the Henry comes in and tells the musicians to play a Volte. The musicians actually play the piece "Como Poden Per Sas Culpas", written by King Alfonso X of Spain, out of a collection of songs in honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The reformer king and queen are actually dancing to a song in honor of a Catholic saint. See more »

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George Boleyn: If you could read Greek, Meater, you'd know that even the Greeks had problems with their wives.
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Version of The Tudors: The Act of Treason (2008) See more »

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The Tudors End Credits
Written by Trevor Morris
Performed by Trevor Morris
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Natalie Dormer's Anne Boleyn -- An Acting Triumph For The Ages
13 September 2011 | by (Troy, NY) – See all my reviews

I cannot say enough good things about season two of THE TUDORS. Natalie Dormer really gives the performance of a life time as Anne Boleyn. Queen Anne has so many different sides to her personality -- defiant, courageous, outrageous, a temptress, a feminist, a martyr, a mother, a rebel, and so much more. And Natalie Dormer just makes it look easy in every scene, going from thrilling courage to heart-breaking loneliness to terrifying sexual mastery and power! To show how important this character really is, this episode literally kicks off inside Anne's head, with a terrifying nightmare sequence that looks like something out of an old Vincent Price movie. Poor Anne is asleep and dreaming that she's to be burned at the stake as a witch! It's just like that old horror classic, WITCH FINDER GENERAL, except that this witch is beautiful, brilliant, and ambitious. Even her dreams are daring and super dramatic.

Later in the episode, we get to see how devastatingly ruthless, cruel and manipulative Anne can be in real life, as she desperately corners the king for one last round of high-powered nasty sex, complete with tons of snarling, scratching and strangling. No wonder people think she's a witch! By the end of the episode, you can really see Anne's days are numbered, yet her courage and charm are so great that you just want history to somehow change at the last minute. The final image in this episode is Anne dancing for joy because she's pregnant again -- but somehow you know nothing can save her.

Natalie Dormer's Anne Boleyn -- An Acting Triumph For The Ages!


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