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In 1531, King Henry VIII has proposed a bill which will make him the Head of the Church in England and allow him to marry Anne Boleyn. However, his plans are met with a series of complications.


Peter Kosminsky


Hilary Mantel (novels), Peter Straughan (adapted by)




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Anton Lesser ... Thomas More
Jonathan Aris ... James Bainham
Mark Rylance ... Thomas Cromwell
Joanne Whalley ... Katherine of Aragon
Lily Lesser Lily Lesser ... Princess Mary
Saskia Reeves ... Johane Williamson
Richard Rycroft ... Speaker of the House
Damian Lewis ... Henry VIII
Mark Gatiss ... Stephen Gardiner
Benjamin Whitrow ... Archbishop Warham
Joss Porter ... Richard Cromwell
Claire Foy ... Anne Boleyn
Charity Wakefield ... Mary Boleyn
Hannah Steele ... Mary Shelton
Luke Roberts ... Harry Norris


Now in the ascendancy where the king is concerned Thomas - to the horror of Katherine of Aragon - proposes a bill making Henry the head of the English church - which is passed by the privy council. Chancellor Thomas More passionately opposes it and tenders his resignation accusing Thomas of heresy. Thomas learns that Anne Boleyn secretly married Harry Percy - though Anne petulantly denies it - and he colludes with the duke of Norfolk to buy Percy off. Henry rewards him with high office and parades Anne in public but there are protesters including the prophetess Elizabeth Barton, who tells him his reign will be short-lived if he marries Anne. Nonetheless the marriage goes ahead and pregnant Anne declares that the birth of a son will silence her critics. A gift of an admired tapestry is a further reward for Thomas. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Tom Holland (Gregory Cromwell) and Emma Hiddleston (Meg More) both make appearances in this episode. Emma's brother, Tom Hiddleston and Tom are both a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and have appeared in Avengers: Infinity War (2018). They played Loki and Peter Parker/Spider-Man respectively. See more »


In Episode Two we see Cromwell's wife sitting by the window embroidering something she say is for their son. In Episode Three we see one of Ann Boleyn's ladies in waiting, sitting to Ann'e left, working on the same piece of embroidery. See more »


Liz Cromwell: So, what's she like, the Lady Anne? Tall or short?
Thomas Cromwell: Neither.
Liz Cromwell: They say she dances well.
Thomas Cromwell: We diddn't dance.
Liz Cromwell: Are her teeth good?
Thomas Cromwell: When she sinks them into me, I'll let you know.
Liz Cromwell: Sounds like you got close enough. Why does God test us?
Thomas Cromwell: I don't think we'll pass.
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4 February 2015 (UK) See more »

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