Best Episodes Of The Tudors

The TudorsThe Tudors is a TV series starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Henry Cavill, and Anthony Brophy. A dramatic series about the reign and marriages of King Henry VIII.

Release Date: April 2007

10. His Majesty’s Pleasure

The Tudors Season 2 Episode 5Air Date: 29 Aug. 2008
Season 2, Episode 5

Fisher and More continue to resist the coercion to take the oath and pay with their lives as Henry’s ardor toward Anne subsides after her miscarriage.

9. Lady in Waiting

The Tudors Season 2 Episode 8Air Date: 19 Sep. 2008
Season 2, Episode 8

The Pope excommunicates Henry, who recovers after a near-fatal jousting accident and begins a relationship with Jane Seymour.

8. Tears of Blood

The Tudors Season 2 Episode 2Air Date: 8 Aug. 2008
Season 2, Episode 2

The Archbishop’s capitulation to Henry results in Thomas More’s resignation and a triumphal trip by Henry to France to show off his new queen to Francis.

7. The Definition of Love

The Tudors Season 2 Episode 6Air Date: 5 Sep. 2008
Season 2, Episode 6

When King Francis refuses to approve an engagement involving the baby but proposes one between Mary and the Dauphin, Henry begins to turn against Anne.

6. Dissension and Punishment

The Tudors Season 3 Episode 3Air Date: 28 Aug. 2009
Season 3, Episode 3

Henry feigns reconciliation with Aske but ultimately has the leaders of the rebellion arrested; later he becomes ecstatic over Jane’s pregnancy.

5. Checkmate

The Tudors Season 2 Episode 3Air Date: 15 Aug. 2008
Season 2, Episode 3

After Henry breaks all ties with the church and marries Anne, the Pope threatens him with excommunication and authorizes Anne’s assassination.

4. Bottom of the Pot

The Tudors Season 4 Episode 5Air Date: 9 May 2010
Season 4, Episode 5

After receiving a letter from an anonymous source the King decides to investigate the accusation that two other men knew Catherine ‘carnally’ while she was under the service of the Dowager Duchess, and he confines his Queen to her apartments with only Lady Rochford. The investigations uncovers many lies and many truths, which results in the execution of one of Catherine Howard’s former lovers Francis Dereham, her current lover Thomas Culpepper, Lady Jane Rochford and Herself.

3. Matters of State

The Tudors Season 2 Episode 7Air Date: 12 Sep. 2008
Season 2, Episode 7

Henry warns Anne to stay out of state affairs, but her paranoiac fear of Catherine is only alleviated with her death and Anne’s new pregnancy.

2. The Death of Wolsey

The Tudors Season 1 Episode 10Air Date: 7 Dec. 2007
Season 1, Episode 10

Now cardinal Wolsey lives in misery as penniless archbishop of and in York, barred from court, hoping in vain Anne Boleyn who broke his hold on the king will reward his efforts as she once wrote, honors and offices are mainly distributed to the Boleyn clan, with Norfolk in charge -Charles Brandon neglects his joint presidency- of the royal council. While the devout, rather ascetic new chancellor Thomas More is determined to crush heresy, personally attending the stake, Thomas Cromwell convinces Henry that under Luther’s vision the king is above all earthly laws, even …

1. Destiny and Fortune

The Tudors Season 2 Episode 10Air Date: 3 Oct. 2008
Season 2, Episode 10

Anne goes to her death continuing to pronounce her innocence and that of the accused men.