Henry allows Bishop Gardner a free rein in rooting out heretics and sets his eyes on the soon-to-be-widowed Catherine Parr.

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Although Surrey is imprisoned for an assault on a distantly related nobleman for a perceived insult, Henry believes his fierce temperament would be more useful in the border war against the warring Scots than in prison. Now free, Surrey is victorious and brings back Scottish nobles to Henry as hostages in order to leverage a peace treaty to England's advantage. Henry is ecstatic when he learns of King James' death and the birth of the monarch's daughter, the future Mary, Queen of Scots. Bishop Gardner sees this as a sign from God and Henry presses the captured nobles to support an engagement between the infant Mary and young Prince Edward. He also permits Gardner to use torture to expose heretics in the court. Alarmed by Ambassador Chapuys at King Francis' new alliance with the Turks, Henry signs an alliance with the Spanish Holy Roman Emporer in the upcoming war with France in which England expects to regain its French provinces. Catherine Parr, married to the rich but dying Lord ... Written by duke1029@aol.com

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Mary Tudor: Tell me what is happening in Court. Is the King thinking of marrying again?
Ambassador Bishop Chapuys: There is a new law enacted. It requires that any lady the king may marry must - on pain of death - disclose any charge of sexual misconduct that might be brought against her. Frankly, my lady, this lowers the field. The ladies at court are... how you say?... not exactly known for their virtue.
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Version of The Six Wives of Henry Lefay (2009) See more »

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The Tudors End Credits
Written by Trevor Morris
Performed by Trevor Morris
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