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Jonathan Rhys Meyers stars as King Henry VIII who, at the beginning of his almost 40-year reign, demonstrated little interest in the affairs of state — making him ripe for exploitation by his scheming Chancellor, Cardinal Thomas Wolsey, whose papal ambitions drove his personal agenda. But King Henry’s desire for a male heir and his wife Katherine of Aragon’s inability to produce one, set his empire on a historic course that threatened his authority, fostered the rise of Anne Boleyn — a mistress determined to be the new queen — and sparked a bloody Protestant Reformation that undermined the Catholic Church in Europe. Despite challenges from a powerful Pope in Rome, ambitious and corrupt monarchs across the continent and even his own subjects, Henry will stop at nothing — including exiling and killing those closest to him — to get what he wants.

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Jonathan Rhys Meyers stars as King Henry VIII who, at the beginning of his almost 40-year reign, demonstrated little interest in the affairs of state — making him ripe for exploitation by his scheming Chancellor, Cardinal Thomas Wolsey, whose papal ambitions drove his personal agenda. But King Henry’s desire for a male heir and his wife Katherine of Aragon’s inability to produce one, set his empire on a historic course that threatened his authority, fostered the rise of Anne Boleyn — a mistress determined to be the new queen — and sparked a bloody Protestant Reformation that undermined the Catholic Church in Europe. Despite challenges from a powerful Pope in Rome, ambitious and corrupt monarchs across the continent and even his own subjects, Henry will stop at nothing — including exiling and killing those closest to him — to get what he wants.

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