A paranoid king has Pole's relations executed for treason as he looks for a new wife. Front runners are Christine,Duchess of Milan, who sensibly rejects Henry, having heard how vile he is, and Anne, Duchess of Cleves, who is Cromwell's favourite as she is a staunch Protestant. Oily Bishop Gardner splits on Protestant 'heretic' John Lambert, who is killed for his beliefs and who is a friend of Cromwell, whom the bishop tries, unsuccessfully, to incriminate.Based on Holborn's portraits of Anne and her sister, the king opts for Anne as his bride. Written by
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Did You Know?
Historically, Lady Salisbury would suffer one of the worst be-headings in history in which it took 11 strokes of the ax to finally do the job. See more
Margaret Pole (The Countess of Salisbury) was not executed until 1541, one year after the execution of Thomas Cromwell (06/28/1540). See more
King Henry VIII
[Final lines after the last of Cardinal Pole's family has been executed
There you are, Cardinal Pole. Now... eat your heart.
The Tudors End Credits
Written by Trevor Morris
Performed by Trevor Morris See more