Both Thomas More and Bishop Fisher refuse to acknowledge Henry as the supreme head of the English Church. Plans are made for the invasion of France, and is named commander of the English armies. Four of Anne's supposed lovers, including her trusted friend Mark Smeaton and her beloved brother George are executed at the while a grief-stricken Anne awaits her own fate. Having arrested the King's secretary as a supposed French spy, Wolsey replaces him with his protege, a shrewd commoner named Thomas Cromwell. His unlikely successor is Sir Thomas More, a man unlike the overbearing Wolsey in every way but one.
Date Aired The Tudors Episodes Season 1 01 April 2007 08 April 2007 15 April 2007 22 April 2007 29 April 2007 06 May 2007 13 May 2007 20 May 2007 03 June 2007 10 June 2007 Season 2 30 March 2008 06 April 2008 13 April 2008 20 April 2008 27 April 2008 04 May 2008 11 May 2008 18 May 2008 25 May 2008 01 June 2008 Season 3 05 April 2009 12 April 2009 19 April 2009 26 April 2009 03 May 2009 10 May 2009 17 May 2009 24 May 2009 Season 4 11 April 2010 18 April 2010 25 April 2010 02 May 2010 09 May 2010 16 May 2010 23 May 2010 06 June 2010 13 June 2010 20 June 2010. Margaret Tudor dies of tuberculosis, and her widower Charles Brandon shows repentance for his infidelity at her deathbed. He is , one of the men she had sexual liaisons with before she married the King. As a result, 's position is weakening, leaving him vulnerable to his enemies. He sees the ghosts of his past wives with his children: , who tells him that Mary should have been married and have children of her own by now; , who proclaims her innocence of the crimes she was beheaded for, the ill-fated death of her cousin , and her pride in their daughter Elizabeth; finally , who tells him that she is upset at young Edward's being shut away, and that he will die young. The new Queen rises to the opportunity with ease and is well liked and respected by all.
The underlying rivalry between Catholics and Lutherans continues, led by Bishop of Winchester Stephen Gardiner and Lord Edward Seymour of Hertford. There has never been a Queen so attentive to Henry at his most vulnerable. Meanwhile, Charles Brandon and his wife, Catherine Brandon, are separated after Charles's actions in defeating the Pilgrimage of Grace. As a result, both are imprisoned in the Tower of London. As Henry sits alone in his room reflecting on his momentous reign, he is called back to see his new portrait, of which he approves. Her husband's affairs continue and an effort to have her daughter Elizabeth betrothed to a fails when the French King refuses to recognize the infant Princess's legitimacy; Anne's interference with policies both foreign and domestic also anger the King, as he expected her to play a more submissive role after receiving her crown. On top of that The Reformation is underway.
After he recovers, Anne finds Henry kissing with Jane, and her shock, anger and grief leads to another miscarriage — of a son. His fall from grace now complete, Wolsey laments his decadent lifestyle and commits suicide in a jail cell en route to London. Thomas and George Boleyn bribe a cook to poison the food of Catherine's strongest supporter, ; however, the bishop survives and the cook, , is boiled alive. Catherine's death removes much of the perceived illegitimacy of Anne's position, and a passionate sexual encounter with Henry seems to heal the rift with her husband. .
Anne's behavior becomes more erratic as she is browbeaten by her family to help regain favor at any cost. Political events continue to be tumultuous and exhausting. Although Charles Brandon reluctantly does so — thus restoring him to the King's favor again — and refuse and are imprisoned in the. Sir brings bad news to the Princess Mary; her best friend, and long-time confidant, , is dead. Despite the roles they played in bringing Anne and her family down, both Charles Brandon and Cromwell show some remorse, feeling that death is too harsh a punishment for her. Henry has nightmares featuring Thomas More and Anne Boleyn becomes increasingly insecure as Henry continues to have affairs. This was played well by Johnathan Rhys Meyers.
For his overreaching ambition, Bishop Gardiner is expelled from court, leaving the Lutheran factions —- led by Prince Edward's uncle, Edward Seymour —- suddenly dominant, prompting Wriothesley to switch his allegiance to Seymour. Archived from on June 19, 2010. Feeling benevolent and powerful once more, the King longs to be with his young bride but his troublesome leg-wound makes him tired and irritable and confines him to his room. There is much celebration as gives birth to Henry's illegitimate son, to Katherine's pain. Anne Boleyn engages Henry in a sexual encounter, but forces him to perform after which a furious Henry storms off.
Anne soon discovers the identity of the King's new mistress and secretly has her brother George banish her. Watch The Tudors season 1 episode 9 Online Look to God First Cardinal Wolsey's fall is quick and pitiless. To the surprise of his court, Henry sides with the Catholic Emperor, for the first time since he was married to his first wife, Catherine of Aragon. Not content with stirring up trouble after dark, Surrey intends to be the scourge of the Seymour brothers —- Edward and Thomas — whom he considers mere commoners. Katherine of Aragon continues to pray for Henry to give her a live, healthy son, but Henry wrestles with the theological problem of having married his brother's wife, and questions whether his lack of sons could be God's punishment. Uncharacteristically, Henry weeps when told of these discoveries. Sir Thomas Cromwell is tasked to make the king and the Reformation more popular and he uses plays to achieve this goal.
Culpepper unleashes his sexual frustrations on an unfortunate local peasant woman whom he rapes and then murders her aggrieved husband. Henry bestows a Dukedom on his bastard son Henry FitzRoy, but is heartbroken when FitzRoy dies only weeks later. All, including the Queen, are sentenced to death. The season ends as Anne loses her head, going to her death with great dignity and surprising sympathy from the onlookers and the executioner. Henry is haunted by the memory of the executed Thomas More, while Queen Anne Boleyn's insecurities border on paranoia. Yet again, Superman appears from out of the blue. The act includes the requirement that every subject, on demand, takes an oath acknowledging the King's marriage to Anne and his supremacy in all thing secular and spiritual.