The Seymour family hopes Henry's favor may make Jane queen instead of Anne. Pope Paul III excommunicates apostate England and urges pious French king Francis I to invade it. Now Katherine is dead, rumored poisoned, the emperor offers to accept another queen provided Mary is declared the legal heiress. Henry's new love inspires him to enter a joust carrying Jane's color, to the Boleyns' horror, but he is badly wounded. Cromwell prepares for Elisabeth's succession, with grandpa Thomas as regent, but Henry recovers. Anne scolds Henry when she finds Jane on his knee, but looses another child. Henry and Cromwell now consider her an obstacle. Written by
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During a feast scene, a musician is playing Henry Playford's "Mr Beveridge's Maggot" which was not composed and published until the late 1600's. This episode is set while Anne Boleyn is Queen which only encompasses 1533-1536 and is therefore over 150 years before the song was composed. See more
King Henry VIII
[Coming to hours after a jousting accident he whispers
Henry? He's alive! Ha ha ha! He's alive!
Version of Henry VIII
Mr. Beveridge's Maggot
From John Playford's 'The English Dancing Master' Vol. 3 (1728) See more