The Tudors (2007–2010)
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Matters of State 

Henry warns Anne to stay out of state affairs, but her paranoiac fear of Catherine is only alleviated with her death and Anne's new pregnancy.


Dearbhla Walsh


Michael Hirst (creator), Michael Hirst


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jonathan Rhys Meyers ... King Henry VIII
Henry Cavill ... Charles Brandon
Natalie Dormer ... Anne Boleyn
Maria Doyle Kennedy ... Queen Catherine of Aragon
Nick Dunning ... Thomas Boleyn
James Frain ... Thomas Cromwell
Jamie Thomas King ... Thomas Wyatt
Hans Matheson ... Thomas Cranmer
Peter O'Toole ... Pope Paul III
David Alpay ... Mark Smeaton
Sarah Bolger ... Mary Tudor
Stephen Brennan ... John Seymour
Anita Briem ... Jane Seymour
Pádraic Delaney ... George Boleyn
James Gilbert ... William Brereton


While the Pope still hopes that tide will turn Henry's England back to Rome's fold, Cromwell and Cranmer use a catalog of real, exaggerated and invented clerical abuses to close all religious houses and confiscate their immense wealth for Henry's treasury. The Boleyn family worries Anne's position is perilous without a son, but waits for Katherine' illness to prove fatal. Henry is prepared to ally himself with the emperor despite Anne. Hunting with duke Charles, Henry meets fellow France veteran John Seymour's enchanting daughter Jane. Written by KGF Vissers

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Did You Know?


When Anne is having a party in her room, the Henry comes in and tells the musicians to play a Volte. The musicians actually play the piece "Como Poden Per Sas Culpas", written by King Alfonso X of Spain, out of a collection of songs in honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The reformer king and queen are actually dancing to a song in honor of a Catholic saint. See more »


Anne Boleyn: [Furiously standing up to her father, who tells her women shouldn't have opinions] I made the king fall in love with me! It was not you, nor George, nor any other man you can name. He fell in love with me, he respected me! And my opinions.
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Version of The Tudors: Civil Unrest (2009) See more »


The Tudors Main Title Theme
Written by Trevor Morris
Performed by Trevor Morris
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Plunder the Catholic Church!!!!
14 November 2019 | by elo-equipamentosSee all my reviews

After exhaustive research Thomas Cromwell exposes to King Henry a heavy file of all properties over the kingdom of the Catholic Church's wealth, instead the extremely poor of financial health of the England, he advices the King to plunder all them, also including the old scriptures, paintings and money, it starts right way, an order by the King impose such thing, meanwhile the Pope has some hope that Henry will kneel soon, in other hand Anne Boleyn wants the former Queen Catherine disappears somehow, suggesting to his husband on soft way his death!!!!


First watch: 2019 / How many: 1 / Source: Blu-Ray / Rating: 8

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