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Like the Roman Empire, England in the 1500s is pure gold in the movie world… Loosely based upon the reign of King Henry VIII, The Tudors depicts the conflicts, pageantries and plagues which swooped on the country during those times. Nothing loath, after the death of his older brother Arthur at the age of 15, Henry (Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Gormenghast, Elvis) marries his deceased sibling’s bride and lays the foundations of one of the most spectacular reigns in English history.

 

Henry is the perfect Renaissance prince… an artist, musician, sportsman and theologian. However, as the years go by, the failure of Catherine of Aragon (Maria Doyle Kennedy, Sorted, Dexter) to produce a male heir bedevils him. In the first chapter, Henry grows more and more impatient, cruel and capricious. He takes a fancy for Anne Boleyn (Natalie Dormer, The Fades, Game of Thrones), a charismatic young woman in the Queen’s entourage. The king also has a string of affairs and fathers an illegitimate son with his mistress, Elizabeth Blount (Ruta Gedmintas, The Innocence Project, Spooks: Code 9). In the meantime, his effectiveness as monarch is tested by international conflicts as well as political intrigue in his own court. The second season finds Henry as “the only Supreme Head in Earth of the Church of England”. Since the Catholic Church refuses to grant him a divorce from Catherine, he cracks down on it. During his battle with Rome, Henry secretly marries Anne. Ere long, she gives birth to his second daughter Elizabeth I. Anne’s own failure to produce a son is seen as a betrayal by the king. Therefore, Henry’s attention shifts toward Jane Seymour (Anita Briem, Doctors, The Evidence and Annabelle Wallis, Jericho, Pan Am).

 

The third chapter focuses on the king’s marriages to Jane Seymour and Anne of Cleves (Joss Stone, American Dreams, American Dad!), the birth of Henry’ son Edward VI, his ruthless suppression of the Pilgrimage of Grace, the downfall of Thomas Cromwell (James Frain, 24, Fringe), the king’s chief minister, and the beginnings of Henry’ scandalous, secret affair with the young and vivacious Katherine Howard (Tamzin Merchant, DCI Banks, Bonekickers)… In the fourth season, Henry’s marriage to Katherine Howard comes to an end. Eventually, he ties to the wealthy widow Katherine Parr (Joely Richardson, Nip/Tuck, The Day of the Triffids). On the homestretch, the king makes his peace with his daughters Mary and Elizabeth and captures Boulogne, France.

 

Numberless backstage intrigues, extramarital affairs, suspicious deaths and alliances which succeed one after another at a stunning pace make this history course highly addictive. Besides, Sam Neill (The Simpsons, Alcatraz) as Cardinal Thomas Wolsey, Archbishop of York, Jeremy Northam (Wish Me Luck, Agatha Christie: Poirot) as Sir Thomas More, Henry Cavill (The Inspector Lynley Mysteries, Midsomer Murders) as Charles Brandon, Duke of Suffolk, and Callum Blue (Smallville, Sanctuary) as Sir Anthony Knivert are all terrific.

 
   

First Aired: April 1, 2007
Air Day: Sunday
Air Time: 10:00 PM
Runtime: 60 minutes
Network: Showtime
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama

 

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