The Tudors (2007–2010)
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Sister 

Joan Bulmer confides the Queen's sexual history to Lady Rochford who tells it to Culpepper and arranges for him to have a liaison with the neglected Catherine.

Director:

Dearbhla Walsh

Writers:

Michael Hirst (creator), Michael Hirst

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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jonathan Rhys Meyers ... King Henry VIII
Henry Cavill ... Charles Brandon
Tamzin Merchant ... Catherine Howard
Sarah Bolger ... Mary Tudor
Max Brown ... Edward Seymour
Torrance Coombs ... Culpepper
David O'Hara ... Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey
Joss Stone ... Anne of Cleves
Anthony Brophy ... Ambassador Bishop Chapuys
Simon Ward ... Bishop Gardiner
Emma Hamilton ... Anne Stanhope
Frank McCusker ... Risley
Andrew McNair Andrew McNair ... Thomas Seymour
Rod Hallett ... Richard Rich
Joanne King Joanne King ... Lady Rochford
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Storyline

As the holidays approach, Henry insists that Anne of Cleves, who remained close with both Mary and Elizabeth, be invited to the court celebration of Christmas and New Year's. The King's festering leg ulcer causes him to cut short his activities and neglect his amorous young queen both socially and connubially. Her uncle, the elitist Earl of Surrey, seeks to supplant the Seymours and tries to cuckold Richard Seymour by seducing his wife. After a preliminary encounter, she rebuffs him only to take brother-in-law Thomas Seymour as her lover. Surrey's sense of his growing power leads him to circulate an unflattering poem about the Seymours referring to them as wolves and the Howard family to lions. Joan Bulmer breaks the vow of silence she made to Catherine about their sexual indiscretions before she was Queen by telling Lady Rochford about their amorous activities. After Culpepper becomes Rochford's lover, she indiscreetly tells him about the Queen's past and even perversely offers to ... Written by duke1029@aol.com

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Genres:

Drama | History | Romance | War

Certificate:

TV-MA | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

Canada | Ireland | UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 April 2010 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Ireland See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?

Goofs

New Year's Day in England was 25th March until 1752. They are celebrating it as 1st January (in winter following Christmas). See more »

Quotes

Mary Tudor: [Outraged] How dare you speak to me like that?
Catherine Howard: [Spitefully] I dare because I can.
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Connections

Version of The Tudors (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

The Tudors Main Title Theme
Written by Trevor Morris
Performed by Trevor Morris
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