Sep 30, 2008 | 46:03The Tudors Episode 1 Video
The Tudors Episode 1 Sep 30, 2008 | 46:03Divorce, Tudor style. As the Catholic Church struggles in vain to control Henry VIII's demands for an annulment, the King appoints himself head of the Church of England.
Oct 7, 2008 | 45:09The Tudors Episode 2 Video
The Tudors Episode 2 Oct 7, 2008 | 45:09Christmas at the Tudor court is a time for ringing in the new. Mistress Anne Boleyn has replaced the banished Queen Katherine. The King's chaplain, Thomas Cranmer makes a fact-finding visit to Lutheran Germany while Henry withdraws both the authority and taxes of the Catholic Church at home.
Oct 21, 2008 | 45:01The Tudors Episode 3 Video
The Tudors Episode 3 Oct 21, 2008 | 45:01Henry runs out of patience and marries Anne Boleyn in secret, without even waiting for the annulment of Henry's first marriage by the Pope. The new Queen is unpopular. Henry appoints Thomas Cranmer, a young Lutheran, as the Archbishop of Canterbury. Anne gives birth to her and Henry's first child.
Oct 29, 2008 | 45:04The Tudors Episode 4 Video
The Tudors Episode 4 Oct 29, 2008 | 45:04All hail Elizabeth! As the infant Princess Elizabeth is baptized, the "Act of Succession" is unveiled, declaring that only children of Henry and Anne are legitimate successors to the English throne. A law is passed where every Royal subject, on pain of death, must take an oath recognizing the validity of the King's new marriage and Henry's supremacy in all matters. Meanwhile, Henry's wandering eye continues to roam.
Nov 5, 2008 | 45:14The Tudors Episode 5 Video
The Tudors Episode 5 Nov 5, 2008 | 45:14Henry's efforts to legitimize his marriage and increase his power encounter unmovable obstacles in Sir Thomas More and Bishop Fisher, who insist that only God can be head of the church. Imprisoned in the Tower of London, they face likely execution unless they take the Oath of Allegiance. Henry considers a pardon for his old friend More.