Henry destroys all ties with authority and the past. After many failed attempts to have his marriage to Katherine annulled by the Catholic Church, Henry's patience finally wears out and he marries Anne in secret, appoints his Lutheran chaplain Thomas Cranmer the head of the Church of England, and strips Katherine of her title and status of Queen. The king and new queen are disappointed that their first child is a girl, whom they christen Elizabeth.
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There is a citywide fireworks display that Lady Ann and her sister are watching. Fireworks were not used in large displays until the reign of Queen Elizabeth, about a hundred years later. See more
Pope Paul III
[Deciding on whether to approve Thomas Cranmer as Archbishop of Canterbury
We want to give the English Church the opportunity to return to its first allegiance, and our true faith. We want to please the King. We want to make him beholden to us. What better way to please him than to approve the appointment of a nobody? After all, what harm can a nobody inflict upon our Holy Church?
The Tudors End Credits
Written by Trevor Morris
Performed by Trevor Morris See more