Historical drama series. France and Spain each seek to woo Henry into an alliance abroad, while at home a married noblewoman inspires the King to consider courting once more.
Historical drama series. Brushes with death pinpoint Henry's desire for an heir (and Anne Boleyn), while his sister Margaret is repulsed at doing her royal duty in Portugal. Show more
Historical drama series. Amid the pomp and pageantry of signing a treaty with the French, Henry VIII broods on his position and finds a new mistress - Mary Boleyn.
Historical drama series. After French treachery, Henry VIII prepares for war while Cardinal Wolsey conspires for peace. However, affairs closer to home pose threats to the king. Show more
Historical drama. New alliances tempt King Henry. Spain's Charles V and young Anne Boleyn each claim his attention, while his sister Margaret must accept an arranged marriage. Show more
Historical drama series. Henry's triumphal royal visit to Yorkshire has setbacks, public and private, while Katherine's past peccadilloes begin to come to light.
Historical drama series. Feeling healthier, Henry VIII prepares to go to Lincoln while his young bride Katherine seeks further liaisons with Culpepper. Show more
Historical drama series. The careless talk of Katherine's former lover, Francis Dereham, results in his death. But his will not be the only execution as Henry vents his fury.
Imprisoned Sir Thomas More refuses to relent to the King's religious rulings, much to Henry's anger. A miscarriage gives Anne cause to fear she could also lose her crown. Show more
Propaganda and paranoia are exploited as Henry's 'Reformation' hits home while Anne fears for her future.
Anne revives Henry's passion for her, but as one rival for his heart departs another appears. The sacking of religious institutions rewards the 'reformers'.
Anne Boleyn's fall from Henry's favour escalates as scandalous rumours are circulated (and created) at court, threatening her whole family.
May 1536. Anne Boleyn is to be beheaded, with few allies left to mourn her, while Henry has hopes of a fresh start in life and in love.
August, 1540. A heatwave heightens the hidden passions of Henry's court as he reveals his marriage to Katherine Howard, a giddy girl who excites interest in others. Show more
Historical drama series. With mournful Henry a recluse, troubled Cromwell tries to maintain authority in the face of murderous attacks and uncooperative nobles. Show more
Historical drama. The hunt for Henry's new bride is on, but practical and political obstacles emerge. Cromwell pursues his own agenda, despite his past association with a heretic. Show more
Historical drama series. With England's enemies rallying, Cromwell connives to have Henry accept an advantageous arranged marriage - but the King resents the resulting match. Show more
Historical drama series. The failure of Henry's fourth marriage hastens Cromwell's downfall, while the king's friends find a more tempting bed-mate for the monarch.
Historical drama. Unaware King Henry is ailing, young Queen Katherine's growing resentment at how others treat her prompts a rash liaison.
Historical drama series. Impatient to show military might, Henry rushes his army to lay siege outside Boulogne, though the campaign proves costly. Show more