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The Tudors

Episode 1.02 : EPISODE 2

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TV Info


Episode Premiere

April 08, 2007

Distributor

Showtime

Genre

Drama, Romance, History

Show Period

2007 - 2010

Production Company

Bord Scannon na hEireann, Peace Arch, Showtime

Cast and Crew


Director

Charles McDougall

Screenwriter

Michael Hirst

Main Cast


Additional Cast

  • Donncha Crowley
  • Ruta Gedmintas
  • Jonathan Byrne

Synopsis


Allegiances shift at home and abroad. Despite extravagant claims of loyalty to France during the "Field of Cloth of Gold" ceremonies, Henry contemplates an alliance with Charles V, King of Spain, who was recently named Holy Roman Emperor. Because he is dependent on the support of the French cardinals, Wolsey's chance to become Pope is threatened. A gift of Machiavelli's The Prince makes Henry wonder if it is better for a king to be loved or feared. For now, he sets about achieving both. He executes the scheming Duke of Buckingham for treason and celebrates the birth - by Lady Elizabeth Blount - of a first healthy baby son, whom he names Henry Fitzroy.

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