On his deathbed Tudor-king Henry VIII remembers his long reign and especially the crucial part his six marriages played in it, without producing the male heir he desired most to prevent civil wars for the succession as England suffered before his father's ascent. His first queen, Spanish princess Kathryn of Aragon, had one fatal flaw: her children died, except daughter Mary, so he pressed Rome for an annulment, and when that failed out went cardinal Wolsey as chief minister and Henry made himself head of the Church of England instead of the papacy and married Anne Boleyn. When she too failed to produce a male heir, just princess Elisabeth, he had her head roll for 'infidelity'. The third queen, gentle Jane Seymour, died giving birth to sickly prince Edward. For diplomatic reasons Henry married minor princess Anne of Cleves, whose utter lack of female charms causes another annulment and the fall of Thomas Cromwell, who recommended her. Fifth is the lovely Catherine Howard, cousin of ...
1 February 1973 (Netherlands)
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[Walks into the council chamber
You were in a great hurry gentlemen to begin without me"
[as Cromwell is about to take his seat at the council table
Cromwell, do not sit there. There is no place for you, traitors do not sit with gentlemen.
I'm no traitor.
[flings down his cap in rage and screams in a loud voice
Upon your conscience, am I a traitor?
[tries to run out of the chamber but the guards seize him
Let me speak to the King!
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Referenced in The Brontes at the BBC