Joan Bulmer confides the Queen's sexual history to Lady Rochford who tells it to Culpepper and arranges for him to have a liaison with the neglected Catherine.

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As the holidays approach, Henry insists that Anne of Cleves, who remained closes with both Mary and Elizabeth, be invited to the court celebration of Christmas and New Year's. The King's festering leg ulcer causes him to cut short his activities and neglect his amorous young queen both socially and connubially. Her uncle, the elitist Earl of Surrey, seeks to supplant the Seymours and tries to cuckold Richard Seymour by seducing his wife. After a preliminary encounter, she rebuffs him only to take brother-in-law Thomas Seymour as her lover. Surrey's sense of his growing power leads him to circulate an unflattering poem about the Seymours referring to them as wolves and the Howard family to lions. Joan Bulmer breaks the vow of silence she made to Catherine about their sexual indiscretions before she was Queen by telling Lady Rochford about their amorous activities. After Culpepper becomes Rochford's lover, she indiscreetly tells him about the Queen's past and even perversely offers to ... Written by duke1029@aol.com

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"Greensleeves" is heard at the 1540 holiday party in the palace but there is no record of the song until 1540. See more »

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King Henry VIII: Does the Duchess love you any better, Charles?
Charles Brandon: She seems to but only for the sake of appearances.
King Henry VIII: [sighs] How can I help you, Charles?
Charles Brandon: Well, when she consents to make love with me again, strike a medal to commemorate it.
[They both laugh]
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Version of The Tudors: Matters of State (2008) See more »

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The Tudors Main Title Theme
Written by Trevor Morris
Performed by Trevor Morris
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