The Tudors (2007–2010)
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As he seeks the annulment of his marriage to Katherine of Aragon, King Henry VIII appoints himself the head of the Church of England. And Anne Boleyn insists that Henry remove Queen Katherine from the picture -- and Court.


Jeremy Podeswa


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
Anthony Brophy ... Ambassador Bishop Chapuys
Bosco Hogan ... Bishop Fisher


Henry presses to have his marriage annulled but still meet5s resistance from the church in England. Thomas Boleyn bribes Bishop Fisher's cook to poison the chief opponent of the marriage and other clerics who are dining with him. Thomas More does not take any of the deadly soup, but the toxic brew kills four bishops and incapacitates Fisher. Although he is tortured, the cook goes quietly to his death of being boiled alive rather than risk the consequence Boleyn's threats against his family. When she finds Katherine is still making Henry's shirts, Anne insists on her exile from the court, but Katherine refuses to give up her queen's jewels. Officially the Pope tries not to alienate Henry or the Emperor, but privately sanctions Anne's assassination. Written by

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The episode begins in 1532, but there is an aerial shot of St Peter's Basilica and Square in the first act. The Basilica was not completed until 1626 and the Square until 1667, 120 years after the death of Henry VIII. See more »


Thomas Cromwell: Majesty, this is Mr. Cranmer, of whom I have often spoken. It was Mr. Cranmer who first spoke to the fact that Your Majesty's Great Matter was a theological issue and not legal one.
King Henry VIII: Mr. Cranmer. I have desired to meet you almost above any person now living. You are most welcome here at court.
Thomas Cranmer: Majesty, I...
King Henry VIII: It's funny. Some of the greatest and most celebrated minds in my kingdom sweated and struggled over an issue which you, an obcure cleric, if you forgive me, was able to resolve with perfect ...
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The Tudors End Credits
Written by Trevor Morris
Performed by Trevor Morris
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30 March 2008 (USA) See more »

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Dolby Digital



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1.78 : 1
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