The Tudors (2007–2010)
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As It Should Be 

Although Henry does take Boulogne, his troops are decimated by dysentery while back in England the Queen arranges to give Edward a tutor with Lutheran beliefs.

Director:

Jeremy Podeswa

Writers:

Michael Hirst (creator), Michael Hirst

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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jonathan Rhys Meyers ... King Henry VIII
Henry Cavill ... Charles Brandon
Sarah Bolger ... Mary Tudor
Max Brown ... Edward Seymour
David O'Hara ... Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey
Joely Richardson ... Catherine Parr
Anthony Brophy ... Ambassador Bishop Chapuys
Simon Ward ... Bishop Gardiner
Selma Brook Selma Brook ... Brigitte
Frank McCusker ... Risley
Rod Hallett ... Richard Rich
Bronson Webb ... Forager
Jody Latham Jody Latham ... Harry Hurst
Daniel Caltagirone ... Girolamo de Treviso
David Michael Scott David Michael Scott ... Mine Tunnel Officer
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Storyline

Henry continues to besiege Boulogne as idleness, starvation, and dysentery decimate his soldiers. He grows impatient with the pace of the tunneling, but eventually it is completed and the ordinance placed under the city. The resulting explosion causes the collapse of the town's walls and its surrender. Henry is ecstatic with his victory and wants to return to Britain as he abandons his plans to march on Paris. Charles has released Brigitte's father on the condition that she remain as they become lovers. The Queen covertly arranges for the Prince to have a tutor with Lutheran sympathies as she frustrates Bishop Gardiner's attempts to purge the Royal household of heretics. Henry returns to her in triumph so intoxicated with his victory that he ignores the news that the French Dauphin, after signing a unilateral treaty with the Emporer, is marching on the Earl of Surrey and the army of occupation. Written by duke1029@aol.com

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Genres:

Drama | History | Romance | War

Certificate:

TV-MA | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

Ireland | Canada | UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 June 2010 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Ireland

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Technical Specs

Color:

Color
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Mary's promise of making England catholic again was put to fruition when she was Queen of England from 1553 until her death in 1558. She executed so many Protestants during her reign that she earned the nickname 'Bloody Mary'. See more »

Goofs

Despite that most of the weapons shown trough the series are correctly matched with those used on Henry VIII's times. The swords and many of the halberds shown in the Siege of Boulogne are wrong. Meanwhile most of the swords in the sequence are outdated; some of the halberds are from later periods. See more »

Quotes

King Henry VIII: [shouting in anger at the doctor] These men are not sick from the phlox but from cowardice, and I will not send cowards home. They will either fight, or I'll hang them by the wayside! You get them from their sickbeds back into that trench, or you'll find yourself a head shorter!
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Soundtracks

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