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
George Boleyn marries Jane Parker sometime after Thomas More's death (which occurred in 1535). In reality, George and Jane had married in 1525, a decade earlier than shown. See more
Oh, Lord... Lord, what shall I do?
The Tudors End Credits
Written by Trevor Morris
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