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Where others have failed, Thomas Cromwell, the son of a humble blacksmith, delivers Henry VIII’s fervent desire to marry Anne Boleyn. But if Anne disappoints Henry, will Cromwell retain the King’s favour? Desperate for a male heir, Henry VIII wishes to have his marriage to Katherine of Aragon annulled. When Cardinal Wolsey fails to deliver this annulment, he is dismissed as Lord Chancellor and forced to flee his palace at York Place. The Cardinal’s sole hope of returning to the King’s favour lies in the ever-loyal Thomas Cromwell. As he departs for the north, the Cardinal urges Cromwell to find a way to get close to Anne Boleyn for she is the key to persuading the King to restore him. The King starts to take notice of Cromwell, appreciating his loyalty to the Cardinal and the honest and open way Cromwell talks to him. But then news from the north - the Cardinal has been arrested for treason and has died on the journey back to London. Cromwell swears vengeance on those that brought down the Cardinal. Cromwell becomes relied on more and more in the running of the King’s affairs. He manoeuvres a Bill through Parliament acknowledging Henry rather than the Pope as head of the Church of England, the first step in enabling Henry to marry Anne Boleyn. But when Anne gives birth to a baby girl, Elizabeth, Henry does little to hide his disappointment. Until Henry has a male heir, the Tudor line remains vulnerable. When Anne miscarries, Henry fears that he will never have a son with her, convinced that she is cursed and that he was tricked into marriage by her. Sensing her loss of favour, the Queen’s enemies gather and rumours of her infidelity spread. As Cromwell sets the judicial wheels in motion, he thinks back to Cardinal Wolsey’s demise and extracts the ultimate revenge.
|1||HDVideoThree Card Trick||Failing to secure the annulment of the King’s marriage to Katherine of Aragon, Cardinal Wolsey is banished from Court. His hopes of returning to the King’s favour lie with the ever loyal Thomas Cromwell.||1:04:09||£2.49||View in iTunes|
|2||HDVideoEntirely Beloved||Cardinal Wolsey has been forced to move to York. Cromwell stays in London, seeking to return Wolsey to the King’s favour. As Cromwell’s relationship with Henry deepens there is unexpected news from the North.||59:02||£2.49||View in iTunes|
|3||HDVideoAnna Regina||With the Cardinal now dead, it falls to Thomas Cromwell to orchestrate a marriage between the King and Anne Boleyn. He has the King’s favour, but is being closely watched by his enemies.||59:12||£2.49||View in iTunes|
|4||HDVideoThe Devil’s Spit||Anne gives birth to a girl, failing to produce Henry’s longed for male heir. Cromwell requires the nobility and church to swear an oath acknowledging Anne as lawful Queen. But will Thomas More agree?||59:12||£2.49||View in iTunes|
|5||HDVideoCrows||With Anne pregnant again and away from court, Henry begins to take notice of Jane Seymour. Anne hears of this and demands loyalty of Cromwell. But has she overplayed her cards?||58:59||£2.49||View in iTunes|
|6||HDVideoMaster of Phantoms||The king’s love for Anne Boleyn has given way to anger and distrust and he instructs Cromwell to rid him of his second Queen. Sensing her loss of favour, Anne’s enemies gather.||59:03||£2.49||View in iTunes|
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Fantastic series, showing the court of Henry VIII from a different view. Excellent. Very well done.
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Loved this series! Can't wait for Bring up the Bodies