The Tudors (2007–2010)

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frustrated in his efforts to assassinate Cardinal Pole, Henry has his relatives executed while Cromwell supports a marriage to Anne of Cleves.


Jeremy Podeswa


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
James Frain ... Thomas Cromwell
Joss Stone ... Anne of Cleves
Alan Van Sprang ... Sir Francis Bryan
Max von Sydow ... Cardinal Von Waldburg
Sarah Bolger ... Mary Tudor
Max Brown ... Edward Seymour
Mark Hildreth ... Cardinal Reginald Pole
Simon Ward ... Bishop Gardiner
Anthony Brophy ... Ambassador Bishop Chapuys
Kate O'Toole Kate O'Toole ... Lady Salisbury
Jake Maskall ... Sir Henry Pole
Daniel Rhattigan-Walsh Daniel Rhattigan-Walsh ... Master Henry Pole
Jonathan Ryan ... French Ambassador


A paranoid king has Pole's relations executed for treason as he looks for a new wife. Front runners are Christine,Duchess of Milan, who sensibly rejects Henry, having heard how vile he is, and Anne, Duchess of Cleves, who is Cromwell's favourite as she is a staunch Protestant. Oily Bishop Gardner splits on Protestant 'heretic' John Lambert, who is killed for his beliefs and who is a friend of Cromwell, whom the bishop tries, unsuccessfully, to incriminate.Based on Holborn's portraits of Anne and her sister, the king opts for Anne as his bride. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Release Date:

10 May 2009 (USA) See more »

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Did You Know?


Jake Maskell and Max Brown who play Henry Pole and Edward Seymour in this episode go on to both be in another show about royalty The Royals. Jake Maskell plays Max Brown's uncle in The Royals. See more »


When Sir Francis Bryan and his company are searching the Poles' house, they come across what is purportedly a 'Plantaganet banner' - it is more likely that is a Tudor banner, as it was the Tudors who united both the white and red roses of the Houses of York and Lancaster for the first time to symbolize the union of both houses through the marriage of Henry Tudor and Elizabeth of York. See more »


Charles Brandon: Your Majesty, I know what we've both lost. We've lost our youth. there's nothing in the world that can ever return it to us.
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Version of The Six Wives of Henry Lefay (2009) See more »


The Tudors Main Title Theme
Written by Trevor Morris
Performed by Trevor Morris
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