The Tudors (2007–2010)
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You Have My Permission 

Henry allows Bishop Gardner a free rein in rooting out heretics and sets his eyes on the soon-to-be-widowed Catherine Parr.

Director:

Ciaran Donnelly (as Ciarán Donnelly)

Writers:

Michael Hirst (creator), Michael Hirst

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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jonathan Rhys Meyers ... King Henry VIII
Henry Cavill ... Charles Brandon
Lothaire Bluteau ... Ambassador Charles de Marillac
Sarah Bolger ... Mary Tudor
Max Brown ... Edward Seymour
David O'Hara ... Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey
Joely Richardson ... Catherine Parr
Anthony Brophy ... Ambassador Bishop Chapuys
Simon Ward ... Bishop Gardiner
Emma Hamilton ... Anne Stanhope
Frank McCusker ... Risley
Andrew McNair Andrew McNair ... Thomas Seymour
Rod Hallett ... Richard Rich
Tara Breathnach Tara Breathnach ... Lady Mary's Lady-in-Waiting
Laoise Murray Laoise Murray ... Lady Elizabeth
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Storyline

Although Surrey is imprisoned for an assault on a distantly related nobleman for a perceived insult, Henry believes his fierce temperament would be more useful in the border war against the warring Scots than in prison. Now free, Surrey is victorious and brings back Scottish nobles to Henry as hostages in order to leverage a peace treaty to England's advantage. Henry is ecstatic when he learns of King James' death and the birth of the monarch's daughter, the future Mary, Queen of Scots. Bishop Gardner sees this as a sign from God and Henry presses the captured nobles to support an engagement between the infant Mary and young Prince Edward. He also permits Gardner to use torture to expose heretics in the court. Alarmed by Ambassador Chapuys at King Francis' new alliance with the Turks, Henry signs an alliance with the Spanish Holy Roman Emporer in the upcoming war with France in which England expects to regain its French provinces. Catherine Parr, married to the rich but dying Lord ... Written by duke1029@aol.com

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Genres:

Drama | History | Romance | War

Certificate:

TV-MA | See all certifications »
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Country:

Ireland | Canada | UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 May 2010 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Ireland See more »

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Did You Know?

Quotes

Lady Elizabeth: [to Mary] As God is my witness, I shall never marry... never!
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Connections

Version of The Tudors: Civil Unrest (2009) See more »

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The Tudors End Credits
Written by Trevor Morris
Performed by Trevor Morris
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