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The Tudors

  • 2007
  • Season 1
  • 10 episodes
  • Drama

Summary

Jonathan Rhys Meyers stars as King Henry VIII who, at the beginning of his almost 40-year reign, demonstrated little interest in the affairs of state making him ripe for exploitation by his scheming Chancellor, Cardinal Thomas Wolsey, whose papal ambitions drove his personal agenda. But King Henry’s desire for a male heir and his wife Katherine of Aragon’s inability to produce one, set his empi..

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Episode 10: The Death of Wolsey

Summary

New chancellor Sir Thomas More starts cracking down on religious extremists, but Anne Boleyn convinces the King he should at least consider Martin Luther's writings. Meanwhile, Cardinal Wolsey and Queen Catherine form an uneasy alliance to try to protect their positions, but it is rumours of a conspiracy involving them, the Pope and Charles V that finally force Henry's hand.

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King Henry VIIIJonathan Rhys Meyers
Cardinal Thomas WolseySam Neill
Anne BoleynNatalie Dormer
Sir Thomas MoreJeremy Northam
Duke of SuffolkHenry Cavill
Anthony KnivertCallum Blue
NorfolkHenry Czerny
Catherine of AragonMaria Doyle Kennedy
Sir Thomas BoleynNick Dunning
Thomas CromwellJames Frain

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DirectorCiaran Donnelly

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