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The Tudors

Henry commands his people to swear an oath of “allegiance and recognition of the King’s supremacy” to both church and state, an oath Sir Thomas More is not wont to accept; the King’s womanizing ways are brought to the attention of Anne, who arranges, and gives her blessing to, his next mistress. Also, Anne has a confrontation with Henry’s daughter, Lady Mary.

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The Tudors

Henry finally runs out of patience and weds a pregnant Anne in a secret ceremony; Cromwell is appointed chancellor after Thomas More steps down; the Pope condemns Henry’s behavior and threatens him with excommunication; Katherine is warned not to return to court; an assassin targets Anne.

The Tudors

Henry engages in more attempts to undermine the Catholic Church’s power in England, and sends his personal chaplain (Hans Matheson) to Germany to learn more about the Lutherans; Anne decides it is time for her and the king to consummate their relationship; Charles Brandon begins to sow seeds of doubt regarding Anne’s virtue.

The Tudors

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Henry succeeds in having himself declared “Supreme Head of the Church and Clergy in England,” but with a caveat; Pope Paul III (Peter O’Toole) has his own idea about how to deal with the “Great Matter” of the king’s annulment; Henry selects an obscure cleric (Hans Matheson) to be his personal chaplain; an attempt is made on the life of Bishop Fisher (Bosco Hogan); Henry issues a command to Queen Katherine.