As Henry's health deteriorates, he grows depressed and introspective as the ghosts of the past come to haunt him, and various factions in the court try to position themselves favorably for the succession after his death. Bishop Gardiner continues to pursue Anne Stanhope and the Queen for heresy but is thwarted by some unforeseen circumstances. Sensitive to his legacy, the King commissions a portrait from Holbein as Charles Brandon's health decline too.
Did You Know?
Bishop Gardiner was imprisoned for five years during the reign of Edward VI. See more
Charles Brandon, 1st Duke of Suffolk died in 1544, not in 1547 as depicted here. See more
[Answering a question from Edward Seymour about whether he would take sides in, or hold back from, brewing political strife
There's an old French saying: Praise the God of all; drink the wine; and let the world be the world.
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