The Tudors (2007–2010)
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His Majesty's Pleasure 

Fisher and More continue to resist the coercion to take the oath and pay with their lives as Henry's ardor toward Anne subsides after her miscarriage.


Ciaran Donnelly (as Ciarán Donnelly)


Michael Hirst (creator), Michael Hirst


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jonathan Rhys Meyers ... King Henry VIII
Henry Cavill ... Charles Brandon
Natalie Dormer ... Anne Boleyn
Maria Doyle Kennedy ... Queen Catherine of Aragon
Nick Dunning ... Thomas Boleyn
James Frain ... Thomas Cromwell
Jamie Thomas King ... Thomas Wyatt
Hans Matheson ... Thomas Cranmer
Peter O'Toole ... Pope Paul III
Jeremy Northam ... Sir Thomas More
David Alpay ... Mark Smeaton
Pádraic Delaney ... George Boleyn
John Kavanagh ... Cardinal Campeggio
Krystin Pellerin ... Lady Elizabeth Darrell
Anthony Brophy ... Chapuys


Efforts to legalize the Henry's marriage and further advance his authority and power come to steadfast obstructions. Sir Thomas More and Bishop Fisher demand that only God can govern the church. Arrested and confined to the Tower of London, both men are confronted with charges of high treason and a possible beheading unless they receive the Oath of Allegiance. In the mean time, Henry's adventurous eye endures to stray. Written by Nicolettea

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Drama | History | Romance | War


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Jonathan Rhys Meyers (King Henry) and Katie McGrath (Bess) would later go on to play adversaries in the tv series 'Dracula'. See more »


King Henry VIII: Charles, I want to ask you a question. Have any of the women you've bedded with lied about their virginity?
Charles Brandon: Their virginity? I'd say it's the other way around.Did any of them not lie about it?
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Version of The Tudors: The Act of Treason (2008) See more »


The Tudors Main Title Theme
Written by Trevor Morris
Performed by Trevor Morris
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Heads are going to fall!!!
22 August 2019 | by elo-equipamentosSee all my reviews

Sadly I'd start to watch it on second season, how all those dramatic happenings over Anne Boleyn always thrilled me due by historical interest, I'd began to follow this fine series, in this episode the Sir Thomas Cromwell makes the last attempt to get the oaths from the Sir Thomas More and jointly with Cardinal Fisher, also offers to King Henry VIII a middle course at least, fully reject by the unwavering King, all or nothing, who actually has afraid to set a dangerous precedent, that later could be costly, meanwhile Anne Boleyn fail on another pregnancy, The King Henry revenge at their humble citizen's wife, taking her at any moment, at last at public square Sir Thomas More and Cardinal Fisher faces their destiny at executioner's axe!!


First watch: 2019 / How many: 1 / Source: Blu-Ray / Rating: 8.5

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