Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey: [voiceover] The happy life be these; The quiet mind. The equal friend. No grudge nor strife. Wisdom joined with simplicity. The night, discharged of all care.
King Henry VIII: My well-beloved commons, I come here today to speak with you to set forth my mind and the secrets of my heart. There should be perfect love and concord in this realm but instead there is discord and dissension in every place. What love and charity is there amongst the clergy when one calls the other heretic and anabaptist, and the other calls him papist and hypocrite? Are these tokens of charity amongst you? Are these the signs of fraternal love? The people look for light, and you bring them darkness. And as for the laity, you are not clean of malice and envy. For you slander and rebuke priests and bishops. You take it upon yourself to judge the clergy by the sole light of your fantastical opinions and vain expositions. Although you are permitted to read holy scripture, you must understand that it is under license, and only to inform your conscience, not to dispute and make scripture. I gave you the Bible in your own tongue, but I am sorry to see that that most precious jewel, the word of God, has been disputed, rhymed, sung, and jangled in every ale house and every tavern in this realm. I, whom God has appointed His vicar here, will see these divisions extinct and those enormities corrected, or God should account me an unprofitable servant. Therefore, be of charity with one another, like brother and brother. Love, dread, and serve God, to which I, as your supreme head and sovereign lord, exhort and require you. And I doubt not but that love and affinity which I spoke of at the beginning shall never be dissolved or broken between us.
King Henry VIII: In cases of extreme heresy the law makes no sistinction between a man and a woman, for, as you know, Sir Edmond, the Devil takes many forms, and yet it is always the Devil.
Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey: [to his co-conspirators] What we must first decide is how best to approach Windsor, and in what manner to overcome the guards who surround the Prince and so remove him... For be there no doubt, gentlemen, he who possesses the heir to the throne will very soon possess the throne itself.
Edward Seymour: Sir Christopher, whenever has innocence been cause to save a man's life... when the King deems him unfit to live in the Commonwealth.
Sir Christopher Haydon: My Lord, this is a trial under law!
Edward Seymour: [Forcefully] Mater Haydon, if you did not know it before, then you know it now! The law is whatever His Mejesty says it is - and if you provoke His Majesty, then you will feef the full force of it!