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1 - In Cold Blood

Henry prepares for war with France but receives cautious counsel from the powerful Cardinal Wolsey, who urges a treaty; the king learns that his queen

Season : 1 | Episode: 1

2 - Simply Henry

Henry contemplates an alliance with Holy Roman Emperor Charles V of Spain despite his "Field of Cloth of Gold" ceremony celebrating allegiance to Fran

Season : 1 | Episode: 2

3 - Wolsey, Wolsey, Wolsey!

A visit from Charles V forces Henry to conceal his growing disaffection from Queen Katherine, who is the influential Spanish monarch's aunt - even as

Season : 1 | Episode: 3

4 - His Majesty, The King

As a reward for his denunciation of Martin Luther, the Pope christens Henry “Defender of the Faith,” but a brush with death causes the king to see

Season : 1 | Episode: 4

5 - Arise, My Lord

Henry is shocked when he learns that his ally, Emperor Charles V of Spain, has released France's King Francis I from prison. He's equally surprised wh

Season : 1 | Episode: 5

6 - True Love

As King Henry gains in confidence, his displeasure with the way the Catholic church handles his request for an annulment of his marriage to Katherine

Season : 1 | Episode: 6

7 - Message to the Emperor

England's population is suffering, both from a lack of food and from a lethal plague called 'The Sweats'. As a result, King Henry feels depressed and

Season : 1 | Episode: 7

8 - Truth and Justice

A papal envoy has come to discuss the annulment of the King's marriage to Katherine of Aragon, as requested by the King. The outcome of these discussi

Season : 1 | Episode: 8

9 - Look to God First

Cardinal Wolsey's fall is quick and pitiless. Stripped of office and authority, he is banished from the court and sent far from his much-beloved King.

Season : 1 | Episode: 9

10 - The Death of Wolsey

Cardinal Wolsey is down but not yet out. Although exiled, he tries to gather last-minute support from his old enemy, Queen Katherine. She hesitantly a

Season : 1 | Episode: 10

1 - Everything is Beautiful

The King makes himself head of the Church of England while the Catholic Church fights a losing battle to control Henry VIII's desire for an annulment.

Season : 2 | Episode: 1

2 - Tears of Blood

Christmas at the Tudor court is a time for ringing in the new. Mistress Anne Boleyn has replaced the banished Queen Katherine. The King's chaplain, Th

Season : 2 | Episode: 2

3 - Checkmate

Henry's patience finally wears out and he marries Anne in secret, appoints his Lutheran chaplain Thomas Cranmer the head of the Church of England, and

Season : 2 | Episode: 3

4 - The Act of Succession

Sir Thomas More refuses to accept Henry's command that his people swear an oath of "allegiance and recognition of the King's supremacy" to both church

Season : 2 | Episode: 4

5 - His Majesty's Pleasure

Attempts to legitimise the King's marriage and increase his power hit unmovable obstacles as Sir Thomas More and Bishop Fisher insist that only God ca

Season : 2 | Episode: 5

6 - The Definition of Love

As the Reformation gathers pace Sir Thomas Cromwell becomes ever more powerful as propagandist-in-chief of a new moral order. Royal confidence has giv

Season : 2 | Episode: 6

7 - Matters of State

The English Reformation is in full swing. Queen Anne suffers from nightmares and feels threatened by Katherine and her daughter. Henry pays an unpla

Season : 2 | Episode: 7

8 - Lady in Waiting

At Henry's command Jane Seymour is made a lady-in-waiting to Anne Boleyn, to the discomfort and suspicion of the Queen. When Henry is seriously injure

Season : 2 | Episode: 8

9 - The Act of Treason

Anne has lost a son and with it her last chance at a lasting marriage with Henry. The King's affections are shifting anyway: the Seymour family are aw

Season : 2 | Episode: 9

10 - Destiny and Fortune

Queen Anne is imprisoned in the Tower, awaiting her execution. The king granted her wish for a special executioner, but he is delayed and the executio

Season : 2 | Episode: 10

1 - Civil Unrest

King Henry marries for the third time, taking as his queen the demure noblewoman Jane Seymour. A growing number of his subjects protest the king's dec

Season : 3 | Episode: 1

2 - The Northern Uprising

The uproar over the king's break with the Catholic Church turns into a full-blown rebellion that comes to be known as "The Pilgrimage of Grace." Immob

Season : 3 | Episode: 2

3 - Dissension and Punishment

Henry reconciles with his estranged daughters Mary and Elizabeth in time for the Christmas holidays, but betrays and brutally suppresses the rebellion

Season : 3 | Episode: 3

4 - The Death of a Queen

The leaders of the Pilgrimage of Grace uprising are put to death, but Brandon is disturbed by the cruelty and mercilessness of the suppression; Henry

Season : 3 | Episode: 4

5 - Problems in the Reformation

Henry remains in seclusion while mourning the queen's death, an opportunity that enemies of the crown seize to murder several friends of the court; Cr

Season : 3 | Episode: 5

6 - Search for a New Queen

Matchmaking begins in earnest as Cromwell schemes to secure the Reformation by marrying Henry to a Protestant wife - but the king's marital reputation

Season : 3 | Episode: 6

7 - Protestant Anne of Cleves

War looms with France and Spain aligning against England with backing from Rome, so Henry agrees to a politically fortuitous marriage with Anne of Cle

Season : 3 | Episode: 7

8 - The Undoing of Cromwell

Henry moves swiftly to annul his loveless marriage to Anne of Cleves, and beds a new mistress, 17-year-old Katherine Howard; Princess Mary falls in lo

Season : 3 | Episode: 8

1 - Moment of Nostalgia

A long hot summer, thirty years into the reign of King Henry VIII, and well into middle age, Henry takes his fifth wife, Katherine Howard. The Queen's

Season : 4 | Episode: 1

2 - Sister

Thomas Culpepper - Henry VIII’s newest servant - continues to make eyes at his King’s young bride, Katherine Howard. Her servant suggests seductio

Season : 4 | Episode: 2

3 - Something For You

Buoyed by the happiness that a young wife brings an aging man, Henry is noticeably more tolerant and forgiving than he once was. Such goodwill is well

Season : 4 | Episode: 3

4 - Natural Ally

Rejuvenated by his tour of the north of England, Henry feels a new man and longs after his new Queen; unaware that her affections are diverted elsewhe

Season : 4 | Episode: 4

5 - Bottom Of The Pot

Lord Hertford’s investigation into allegations of the Queen’s infidelities moves with speed. Deeply upset by revelations of his beloved young wife

Season : 4 | Episode: 5

6 - You Have My Permission

Unmarried once more Henry reflects on his dynasty and orders a new Act of Parliament which restores the succession rights of his two daughters, the Pr

Season : 4 | Episode: 6

7 - Sixth And The Final Wife

Henry marries Catherine Parr - his sixth and final wife. A loving step-mother and compassionate companion, Catherine is liked and respected by all at

Season : 4 | Episode: 7

8 - As It Should Be

The siege of Boulogne is a long, expensive and difficult military campaign that is finally won by Henry’s troops at great financial and human cost.

Season : 4 | Episode: 8

9 - Secrets of the Heart

Henry VIII’s health is on the slide: the recent siege of Boulogne has taken its toll on his aging body and his ulcerous leg is constantly in pain. B

Season : 4 | Episode: 9

10 - Death of a Monarchy

Finale - Henry’s thoughts turn to his own mortality with the news that his long-time friend and sometimes foe King Francis, and his unshakable soldi

Season : 4 | Episode: 10

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