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A dramatic series about the reign and marriages of King Henry VIII.

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Nominated for 3 Golden Globes. Another 49 wins & 78 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
...  King Henry VIII 38 episodes, 2007-2010
...  Charles Brandon 38 episodes, 2007-2010
...  Ambassador Bishop Chapuys / ... 25 episodes, 2007-2010
...  Thomas Cromwell 25 episodes, 2007-2010
...  Mary Tudor 23 episodes, 2008-2010
Guy Carleton ...  Chamberlain 23 episodes, 2007-2010
...  Anne Boleyn 21 episodes, 2007-2010
...  Edward Seymour 21 episodes, 2008-2010
...  Thomas Boleyn 20 episodes, 2007-2008
...  Richard Rich / ... 19 episodes, 2008-2010
...  Queen Catherine of Aragon 18 episodes, 2007-2010
...  Bishop Gardiner 17 episodes, 2009-2010
...  George Boleyn 16 episodes, 2007-2008
...  Sir Thomas More 16 episodes, 2007-2010
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This costume drama features England's splendid Renaissance dynasty under King Henry VIII. Beginning in Season 1 when Henry VIII was growing desperate for an heir and growing distant from his first wife, the series moves quickly to the period when Anne Boleyn became his obsession. During this time Cardinal Wolsey rose to become the power behind his throne, ruling ruthlessly and nearly absolutely while Henry (played by Johnathon Rhys Meyers) for the most part followed the Cardinal's advice, maneuvering through a series of betrayals and plots against him. When Anne Boleyn plays much harder to get than any woman ever has, Henry begins to search for a way out of his marriage to Catherine of Aragon, so that he can make Anne his wife. Needing a divorce, Henry turns to Wolsey, who promises to help him create waves of backlash from the church, as well as the Spanish Habsburg dynasty and its overseas empire. Against this background gyrate the private lives and political intrigues of several ... Written by KGF Vissers and Ayla Slessor

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Sex. Intrigue. Excess. Treachery. Power. Obsession. Murder. See more »

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Drama | History | Romance | War

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Die Tudors  »

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Trivia

Creator Michael Hirst wrote every episode of the series. See more »

Goofs

At the time, noblewomen wore hoods to conceal their hair as a sign of modesty, and free hair was considered scandalous. Most women in this series are shown with free hair. As a deeply religious woman, Katharine would not have been seen with her hair visible. She always wore an English gable hood which concealed the entire scalp. See more »

Quotes

King Henry VIII: [after holding a council meeting] It is settled. We are to war with France. Now... I can go play.
[Several courtiers laugh]
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Connections

Version of The Six Wives of Henry Lefay (2009) See more »

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Lacrymosa
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Performed by Evanescence
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Simply Beautiful!
5 February 2009 | by See all my reviews

The Tudors is about as close to perfection as a show of its genre can get. I understand people may argue that there are many historical inaccuracies but these become irrelevant when you realise the quality of the sets, scripts and not to forget the incredible acting.

I also think that the costume department also deserve an enormous amount of credit for designing royal attire that would have been fit for any Tudor King or Queen. As soon as you see the women walk out in their gorgeous dresses and the men in their traditional Tudor dress you are pulled into the world of Henry V111's court, a world, which thanks to this beautifully made show, I would never want to leave.


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