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The Tudors 4 Seasons 2008

Season 2
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King Henry VIII is determined to divorce Queen Katherine and marry Anne Boleyn, whom he expects to produce a male heir. Upon learning that many around him wish to have Anne killed and restore Katherine to the throne, Henry has them executed for treason - and an uneasy nation can only watch as its unstable monarch embarks upon a collision course with the future.

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Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Henry Cavill

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Season 2

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1. The Tudors - Episode 1

Deadly plots abound as Henry moves to defy Pope Paul III in order to marry Anne Boleyn.

Subtitles AGES-15-AND-OVER 1 January 2008 55 minutes
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2. The Tudors - Episode 2

After demanding loyalty from the English clergy, Henry prepares to take Anne with him on a royal visit to France, unaware of an assassination plot that aims to ensure they never marry.

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3. The Tudors - Episode 3

England's break with Rome is complete when, appointed Archbishop of Canterbury, Cranmer annuls Henry's marriage to Katherine and allows him to marry the newly-pregnant Anne.

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4. The Tudors - Episode 4

As More and Fisher continue to resist swearing their loyalty, and Anne announces that she is pregnant again, Henry ratchets up the pressure to force everyone to recognize her as the new Queen of England.

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5. The Tudors - Episode 5

Fisher and More's refusal to sign the oath recognizing the King's supreme authority catapults them towards a certain death sentence.

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6. The Tudors - Episode 6

With Cromwell planning to cleanse England of dissenters to the New Monarchy, King Francis' refusal to unite their kingdoms in marriage has Henry questioning his decision to marry Anne.

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7. The Tudors - Episode 7

As Anne looks to save her marriage amid worries about a conspiracy to have her killed, and Cromwell hires an army of Protestant mercenaries to rid the country of all remnants of Catholicism, Katherine dies in exile.

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8. The Tudors - Episode 8

After reaching out to the Emperor for help in making his case with the Pope, Henry begins courting Jane Seymour as he prepares to find a way out of his doomed marriage to Anne.

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9. The Tudors - Episode 9

As the loss of another baby prompts Henry to step up his courtship of Jane Seymour, Cromwell gathers evidence pointing to Anne's many lovers.

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10. The Tudors - Episode 10

On the eve of Anne's execution, Henry proposes to marry Lady Jane Seymour.

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By tallpete33 TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 14 April 2010
Format: Blu-ray
Season 2 of the excellent series continues with Henry putting all his eggs in the Anne Boleyn basket, moving away from Rome and sacking the monasteries despite the annoyance of the Pope and the Emperor. It is not without cost to the king as his friend and mentor Thomas More will not swear the oath to the king, citing his conscience but paying the ultimate price for refusing to do so. As his new queen fails to produce a male heir, a chance encounter with Sir John Seymour's daughter, Jane, turns his head once again. The second Mrs Tudor no longer has the eighth Henry keeping her bed warm at nights and her status and slight neck is under great threat....

Continuing with the same high production values of the first series, this is a joy to behold and slightly improved even. The colours on BD jump to life on screen, particularly the reds of the Pope and his cardinals' cloaks and the greens and yellows at the jousting events. Rhys Meyers delivers again as the troubled, obstinate and determined monarch. O'Toole goes some way to filling the gap left by Sam Neill's Cardinal Wolsey, playing the pope with a glint in his eye but not getting enough screen time sadly. Plenty of sex, intrigue and political machinations revolving around the large cast of minister/enforcer Cromwell, the Duke of Suffolk, Arch Bishop Cranmer and the odious Boleyns keep the plot bubbling along nicely as per the first series. Highlights of the series are the dramatic execution of Thomas More and finally Anne Boleyn and her head part company (sorry if this is a spoiler!) at the Tower. Great stuff, very enjoyable though probably not too historically accurate.

Go for the BluRay if you can...
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As a history student in her final year at university, I can well understand why those who have a passion for history, and its accurate portrayal, may have problems with the liberties taken here. However, it's important to remember that Henry VIII was not always fat and old, especially during this period! In fact, in some of the very final scenes of the series, we can see how he will probably progress into being this more typical version, and I for one cannot wait to see if they can pull this transition off. The important thing to remember is that this is a tv show; not even a documentary, and therefore has not got an obligation to be 100 per cent factual all of the time, but to be entertaining for the audience. And anything that makes people who normally wouldn't be interested in history want to know more after they've finished viewing, has to have my vote.
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Do people really know the Tudors. Yes this portrayal has it's inaccuracy's, but so do many films. Furthermore, most Historians of the period do not know exactly what happened either. That's what so fantastic about History, you have the facts but they are also open to interpretation. And that is what this series is all about, an interpretation of the truth. Someone else in the future will come up with something completely different that will wow or appal people.
As for the sex within the series I think that is the main thing that is portrayed accurately. Henry VIII is famed for his love of women and the fact that he had countless mistresses. Come on... the man was married six times for crying out loud so of course there is going to be sex!
I think this series is great and I can't wait to own it myself.

I cried my eyes out in the last episode, this is the first time I have seen properly the emotion and agonising that Anne went through while waiting to be executed. Usually it is head cut off move on to next wife. All I can say is well done for the whole series.

However... Henry has to start getting old and fat eventually? It will be interesting to see where they go with the series next.
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I just loved series No 2. It seems that with the characters the whole series has matured. And that in a very positive sense. It is still very entertaing and beautiful to look at. The acting is much more ion the forfront (compared to the mere naked pleasures of series no 1). All in all, it seems to be much more acturate and historically valuable (even tough I beliebe that Jane Seymour is a bit too gorgeous) Jonathan Rhys Meyers performance is superb. It was worthwhile seeing this series. Enjoy!!
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By RP on 7 Sept. 2008
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I think a lot of people are missing the point when it comes to Micheal Hirst's take on Tudor England. Eyes have been rolling (as opposed to heads...), and it seems like everyone's set to condemn it purely because Jonathan Rhys Meyers didn't fatten up for the role, nor don a ginger beard and codpiece. Woe!

So there are some historical inaccuracies, and yes, there's a LOT of nudity - but no one's requesting the immediate burning of all the many biographies and history books concering the period, and asking the shelves to be replaced with DVDs of the sexed up version. This is a television programme! And I'm certain that this series has forced a fair few to get down to their library and look up what the tudors were really like.

Isn't anyone fed up of the cliche'd fat man with a fake orange beard, take on Henry VIII? This is a fresh new take on old school history for a new generation. Stunning sets, beautiful locations, a fairly 'educational' but entertaining script, great costumes and a young cast. Let's start seeing the tudors for what it is - enjoyable programming :)
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