The Tudors is a tv series.
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Anne Boleyn catches Henry VIII's eye — she has been attending the French court —
and she is encouraged by her father and uncle to seduce the King, though she also falls
in love with Henry as the season unfolds. Her shrewd refusal to his open invitation to
become his mistress unless he will marry her pushes him to use Cardinal Wolsey to take action
against the Queen, the King instructing his trusted advisor to get papal dispensation for his divorce
on the grounds that his wife did indeed consummate her marriage to his brother, Arthur.
In Episode 6, Wolsey's increasingly desperate efforts to persuade the Catholic Church to grant
a royal divorce, primarily as a result of Emperor Charles V's influence over the Pope as Katherine's nephew,
starts to weaken his position.
Henry will do whatever it takes to marry Anne Boleyn, even defying Pope Paul III.
He prepares to take Anne on a royal visit to France, having demanded loyalty from the English clergy.
The papacy in Rome organises an assassination plot against Anne but the assassins' attempts fail.
later, Henry has Cromwell initiate overtures to the Emperor to make peace with Rome as a bulwark against a hostile France,
and the King starts to pay court to Lady Jane Seymour after Anne's two miscarriages following the birth of Princess
It is his long-time friend, Charles Brandon who, with Cromwell,
eventually alerts Henry to Anne's apparent indiscretions and her fate is sealed.
She is conducted to the Tower of London and her four supposed lovers, one of whom is her own brother,
are executed followed eventually by her own — delayed by some hours as a result of the French executioner's
late arrival from Calais. Her devious father, who shows little remorse at the death of his son and Anne's
impending death, is allowed to go free but banished from court and is shown leaving the Tower without
even acknowledging his daughter waving from her cell window.
On the morning of his Queen's execution, Henry enjoys a lavish breakfast, symbolically consisting of the mate of a swan he has seen outside his window,
as he looks forward to a new start and heirs with Lady Jane Seymour.