The Tudors

The Tudors

As the country rebels against the break with Catholicism and the creation of a new Church of England, Henry brutally suppresses the uprising, traumatizing his best friend Brandon; Henry remarries to Jane Seymour, who reunites him with his daughters during the holidays and gives birth to a son and heir, but the family's joy is short-lived; new chancellor Thomas Cromwell tries to strengthen England as France and Spain ally with the Pope against the country, but Cromwell's choice of a Protestant bride for Henry is a disastrous one.
As the country rebels against the break with Catholicism and the creation of a new Church of England, Henry brutally suppresses the uprising, traumatizing his best friend Brandon; Henry remarries to Jane Seymour, who reunites him with his daughters during the holidays and gives birth to a son and heir, but the family's joy is short-lived; new chancellor Thomas Cromwell tries to strengthen England as France and Spain ally with the Pope against the country, but Cromwell's choice of a Protestant bride for Henry is a disastrous one.

Season 3 (8 episodes)

  • 1. Episode 1

    Original air date: 04/05/2009 Runtime: 51:51 min.

    Original air date: 04/05/2009 Runtime: 51:51 min. Henry VIII weds for a third time to shy and demure Jane Seymour, praying that he will soon produce a male heir. Once-loyal subjects rebel against Henry's anti-Catholic crusade.

  • 2. Episode 2

    Original air date: 04/12/2009 Runtime: 48:15 min.

    Original air date: 04/12/2009 Runtime: 48:15 min. The rebellion now known as the 'Pilgrimage of Grace' begins in earnest with Henry dispatching Brandon to deal with the uprising. Bedridden due to the recurrence of his jousting injury, Henry takes a new mistress.

  • 3. Episode 3

    Original air date: 04/19/2009 Runtime: 50:05 min.

    Original air date: 04/19/2009 Runtime: 50:05 min. Henry reconciles with his estranged daughters Mary and Elizabeth in time for the Christmas holiday but betrays and brutally suppresses the rebellion against him.

  • 4. Episode 4

    Original air date: 04/26/2009 Runtime: 49:53 min.

    Original air date: 04/26/2009 Runtime: 49:53 min. The leaders of the 'Pilgrimage of Grace' uprising are put to death but Brandon is disturbed by the cruelty of the suppression. Henry celebrates the birth of a son but his joy is short-lived.

  • 5. Episode 5

    Original air date: 05/03/2009 Runtime: 52:32 min.

    Original air date: 05/03/2009 Runtime: 52:32 min. Henry remains in seclusion while mourning the queen's death. Cromwell is disturbed when Henry doesn't resist his new church's similarities to Catholicism.

  • 6. Episode 6

    Original air date: 05/10/2009 Runtime: 54:46 min.

    Original air date: 05/10/2009 Runtime: 54:46 min. Matchmaking begins in earnest as Cromwell schemes to secure the Reformation by marrying Henry to a Protestant wife but the King's marital reputation precedes him.

  • 7. Episode 7

    Original air date: 05/17/2009 Runtime: 52:46 min.

    Original air date: 05/17/2009 Runtime: 52:46 min. Henry agrees to a politically fortuitous marriage in order to avoid war with France and Spain.

  • 8. Episode 8

    Original air date: 05/24/2009 Runtime: 52:57 min.

    Original air date: 05/24/2009 Runtime: 52:57 min. Henry moves swiftly to annul his loveless marriage to Anne of Cleves and beds a new teenage mistress. Cromwell's fall from favor is sudden and dramatic.