So the Tudor saga rolls on, with Jonathan Rhys Meyers giving his usual great performance. He is ably supported by a wonderful cast, and it would seem that the producers have endeavoured to follow the historical events as far as the facts can be ascertained.
King Henry Vlll does not change much in appearance; there are references, to be sure, to his leg ulcer but will we ever see the fat, bloated Henry of history? By series four perhaps? The actress portrayng Jane Seymour is lovely and her death-scene very poingnant. However, King Henry, true to type, recovers quickly and re-marries; it must be remarked in passing that Anne of Cleves as played here, is not the "Ugly Duckling" of history and indeed it must have taken great courage to accept such a role in which one would have that reputation.
In contrast, Catherine Howard wastes no time in filling Anne`s shoes (and bed!) is she fortunate or unfortunate that she cannot see into the future? There is, in fact, an interesting parallel between the saga of Anne Boleyn and mistress Howard. But the viewer must wait for the fourth series to see the next bloody event! (not swearing!) Wonderful drama.