Shortly before his death in 1547, the injured King Henry VIII is forced to take refuge a manor house closed for the season. While there, he must confront both his mortality and the ghosts of his past.

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John Walsh

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John Walsh
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T.P. McKenna ... Henry VIII
Jean Marsh ... The Queens
James Coombes ... Thorn
Peter Sowerbutts
George Staines George Staines
Peter Miles Peter Miles ... Courtier
Mark Montgomerie Mark Montgomerie
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Monarch is part fact, part fiction and unfolds around one night when the injured ruler arrives at a manor house closed for the season. Henry is without the power and control of his palace and is vulnerable from those around him, and from his own sanity. Henry left England financially and morally bankrupt; his collection of enemies his only constant. Even today there is a question mark surrounding his burial and possible exhumation. Written by Walsh Bros

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This is the first film about Henry VIII to be shot entirely on location in his town of birth, Greenwich, London. See more »

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Referenced in Monarch Restoring a King (2014) See more »

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Monarch
19 July 2019 | by henry8-3See all my reviews

Injured in a fall, King Henry VIII is taken to an isolated house accompanied by 'loyal' staff - however an assassin is within. Away from court Henry is vulnerable and sees visions of his wives and contemplates his life with the groundskeeper's son.

Interesting oddity which although more televisual than cinematic is nicely written, with TP McKenna strong as the dying king. Absorbing and worth catching if you enjoyed the BBC Tudor series The Six Wives of Henry VIII or Elizabeth R which are similar in tone.


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UK

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English

Release Date:

14 September 2014 (UK) See more »

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Filming Locations:

London, England, UK

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$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Walsh Bros. See more »
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