Type
Scripted
Premiered
Apr. 01, 2007
Status
Completed/Ended
Runtime
60 min.
Country
USA
Network
Showtime TV Network

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The Tudors

The Tudors focuses on the life and romances of the young King Henry VIII. The ten one-hour episodes take a look at the often overlooked, early political relationships as well as Henry's trysts with such notable women as Katherine of Aragon and Anne Boleyn.The series is shot on location in Ireland.

04x10 - Death of a Monarchy Season 4 / Episode 10: - Death of a Monarchy

King Henry VIII: [Voiceover prologue] When we compare the present life of man on Earth with that time of which we have no knowledge, it seems to me like a swift flight of a single sparrow through a banquet hall on a winter's day. After a few moments of comfort, he vanishes from sight into the wintry world from which he came. Even so, man appears on Earth for a little while, but of what went before this life or what will follow, we know nothing.
04x10 - Death of a Monarchy Season 4 / Episode 10: - Death of a Monarchy

King Henry VIII: [Opening lines] In these last days I've been thinking a great deal about loss. What loss, your grace, is to man most irrecoverable?
Charles Brandon: His virtue.
King Henry VIII: No, for by his actions, he may redeem his virtue.
Charles Brandon: Then, his honor.
King Henry VIII: No, for again he may find the means to recover it, even as a man recovers some fortune he has lost.
Charles Brandon: Then I can't say, Your Majesty.
King Henry VIII: Time, your grace. Of all losses, time is the most irrecuperable for it can never be redeemed.
04x10 - Death of a Monarchy Season 4 / Episode 10: - Death of a Monarchy

Charles Brandon: But as to religion, I never read the Gospels and never shall. I'm sure they enlighten you, but I prefer them to remain mysterious. As to the promise of a better world, I can only say that England was merry before, and, all things considered, and with all things as they used to be in times past.
Edward Seymour: Your Grace, if I do not have your support, may I ask if you will act against me?
Charles Brandon: I'm not sure if this is any answer, my Lord Hertford, but I've always been drawn to a phrase used by the French peasants: "Praise the God of all, drink the wine, and let the world be the world."
04x10 - Death of a Monarchy Season 4 / Episode 10: - Death of a Monarchy

Charles Brandon: [Feverish and in bed] Has the dawn come yet?
Brigitte Rousselot: Not yet, not yet.
Charles Brandon: [Breathing heavily] I hate the night. It makes me think of perpetual night.
04x10 - Death of a Monarchy Season 4 / Episode 10: - Death of a Monarchy

King Henry VIII: I'll tell you, my Lord Hertford, as long as Charles Brandon served me, h-he never betrayed a friend nor took unfair advantage of an enemy. Hmmm... which is more than I can say for anyone else at my court... I never thought he would die.
04x10 - Death of a Monarchy Season 4 / Episode 10: - Death of a Monarchy

King Henry VIII: Master Holbein It is well done.
04x10 - Death of a Monarchy Season 4 / Episode 10: - Death of a Monarchy

Jane Seymour: You have killed him.
04x10 - Death of a Monarchy Season 4 / Episode 10: - Death of a Monarchy

King Henry VIII: This portrait is a lie!
04x10 - Death of a Monarchy Season 4 / Episode 10: - Death of a Monarchy

Charles Brandon: [Answering a question from Edward Seymour about whether he would take sides in, or hold back from, brewing political strife] There's an old French saying: Praise the God of all; drink the wine; and let the world be the world.
04x10 - Death of a Monarchy Season 4 / Episode 10: - Death of a Monarchy

On Screen Text: Henry VIII died on January 28, 1547.
On Screen Text: His sole legitimate son became King Edward VI at the age of nine,
On Screen Text: Only to die of illness six years later.
On Screen Text: An attempt was made to prevent the King's eldest daughter, Princess Mary, from becoming Queen because of her Catholic beliefs.
On Screen Text: She was crowned in 1553. Her reign was short and turbulent. She burned many Protestant martyrs, and became known as "Bloody Mary".
On Screen Text: Her half-sister, Elizabeth, succeeded her in 1558. Known to history as the Virgin Queen, Elizabeth ruled England for forty-four years.
On Screen Text: Her reign was called "The Golden Age".
On Screen Text: In Henry VIII and Elizabeth I, the Tudor Dynasty produced the two most famous monarchs in English history.
04x09 - Secrets of the Heart Season 4 / Episode 9: - Secrets of the Heart

King Henry VIII: In cases of extreme heresy the law makes no sistinction between a man and a woman, for, as you know, Sir Edmond, the Devil takes many forms, and yet it is always the Devil.
04x09 - Secrets of the Heart Season 4 / Episode 9: - Secrets of the Heart

Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey: [to his co-conspirators] What we must first decide is how best to approach Windsor, and in what manner to overcome the guards who surround the Prince and so remove him... For be there no doubt, gentlemen, he who possesses the heir to the throne will very soon possess the throne itself.
04x09 - Secrets of the Heart Season 4 / Episode 9: - Secrets of the Heart

Edward Seymour: Sir Christopher, whenever has innocence been cause to save a man's life... when the King deems him unfit to live in the Commonwealth.
Sir Christopher Haydon: My Lord, this is a trial under law!
Edward Seymour: [Forcefully] Mater Haydon, if you did not know it before, then you know it now! The law is whatever His Mejesty says it is - and if you provoke His Majesty, then you will feef the full force of it!
04x09 - Secrets of the Heart Season 4 / Episode 9: - Secrets of the Heart

Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey: [voiceover] The happy life be these; The quiet mind. The equal friend. No grudge nor strife. Wisdom joined with simplicity. The night, discharged of all care.
04x09 - Secrets of the Heart Season 4 / Episode 9: - Secrets of the Heart

King Henry VIII: My well-beloved commons, I come here today to speak with you to set forth my mind and the secrets of my heart. There should be perfect love and concord in this realm but instead there is discord and dissension in every place. What love and charity is there amongst the clergy when one calls the other heretic and anabaptist, and the other calls him papist and hypocrite? Are these tokens of charity amongst you? Are these the signs of fraternal love? The people look for light, and you bring them darkness. And as for the laity, you are not clean of malice and envy. For you slander and rebuke priests and bishops. You take it upon yourself to judge the clergy by the sole light of your fantastical opinions and vain expositions. Although you are permitted to read holy scripture, you must understand that it is under license, and only to inform your conscience, not to dispute and make scripture. I gave you the Bible in your own tongue, but I am sorry to see that that most precious jewel, the word of God, has been disputed, rhymed, sung, and jangled in every ale house and every tavern in this realm. I, whom God has appointed His vicar here, will see these divisions extinct and those enormities corrected, or God should account me an unprofitable servant. Therefore, be of charity with one another, like brother and brother. Love, dread, and serve God, to which I, as your supreme head and sovereign lord, exhort and require you. And I doubt not but that love and affinity which I spoke of at the beginning shall never be dissolved or broken between us.
04x08 - As It Should Be Season 4 / Episode 8: - As It Should Be

King Henry VIII: [shouting in anger at the doctor] These men are not sick from the phlox but from cowardice, and I will not send cowards home. They will either fight, or I'll hang them by the wayside! You get them from their sickbeds back into that trench, or you'll find yourself a head shorter!
04x08 - As It Should Be Season 4 / Episode 8: - As It Should Be

Brigitte: What are you thinking?
Charles Brandon: [Smiling] That I was dead and am alive again. Let me look at you.
Brigitte: [after several moments she slowly slips off her garment and stands naked in front of them. When he doesn't react, she laughs] Say something.
Charles Brandon: Words aren't important.
04x07 - Sixth and the Final Wife Season 4 / Episode 7: - Sixth and the Final Wife

King Henry VIII: Your Grace, I will appoint you commander of the armies if you have the will and the stomach for the fight.
Charles Brandon: Majesty, I can only thank God for the chance to win honor and glory in the field. What man would not prefer to die with a sword in his hand and a cry in his throat rather than in a bed in England.
04x07 - Sixth and the Final Wife Season 4 / Episode 7: - Sixth and the Final Wife

Charles Brandon: [to Surrey] The King does not just want France back but all his honor and his youth as well. In that, he is like me.
04x07 - Sixth and the Final Wife Season 4 / Episode 7: - Sixth and the Final Wife

Bishop Gardiner: [to Rich referring to the Queen] I think the King should be aware how perilous a matter it is to cherish a serpent in one's own bosom.
04x07 - Sixth and the Final Wife Season 4 / Episode 7: - Sixth and the Final Wife

Ambassador Charles de Marillac: Do you take me for a fool?
Ambassador Bishop Chapuys: No, Excellency. You are what you are... and so am I.
04x07 - Sixth and the Final Wife Season 4 / Episode 7: - Sixth and the Final Wife

Charles Brandon: I've been told that the French consider their strong ramparts and double walls make them invulnerable to our artillery.
King Henry VIII: Well, we shall see about that. We brought enough cannon here to conquer Hell.
04x07 - Sixth and the Final Wife Season 4 / Episode 7: - Sixth and the Final Wife

Brigitte: Why are you here... in France? This isn't your country.
Charles Brandon: It used to be.
Brigitte: Then, we all used to live in Eden. Doesn't mean we can go back again.
04x06 - You Have My Permission Season 4 / Episode 6: - You Have My Permission

Lady Elizabeth: [to Mary] As God is my witness, I shall never marry... never!
04x06 - You Have My Permission Season 4 / Episode 6: - You Have My Permission

Catherine Parr: [to Thomas Seymour] As surely as God is God, I desire to marry you above all others.
04x06 - You Have My Permission Season 4 / Episode 6: - You Have My Permission

Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey: [Playing cards] You play very well, Mr. Leigh. Always the sign of a wasted life.
04x06 - You Have My Permission Season 4 / Episode 6: - You Have My Permission

Catherine Parr: [Talking about her first husbabd] It was not a happy marriage, Your Majesty.
King Henry VIII: [laughs ironically] Do you think such a thing exists?
Catherine Parr: [Smiling radiantly] Yes, I believe that with all my heart and soul.
04x06 - You Have My Permission Season 4 / Episode 6: - You Have My Permission

Mary Tudor: Tell me what is happening in Court. Is the King thinking of marrying again?
Ambassador Bishop Chapuys: There is a new law enacted. It requires that any lady the king may marry must - on pain of death - disclose any charge of sexual misconduct that might be brought against her. Frankly, my lady, this lowers the field. The ladies at court are... how you say?... not exactly known for their virtue.
04x06 - You Have My Permission Season 4 / Episode 6: - You Have My Permission

King Henry VIII: [Angrily to Edawrd Seymour] If I were you, I would not think if thinking draws you to the wrong conclusion!
04x05 - Bottom of the Pot Season 4 / Episode 5: - Bottom of the Pot

King Henry VIII: [exasperated] How misfortunate I am to have so many ill-conditioned wives.

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