Henry VII of England / 16th-17th century

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Henry VII (28 January 1457 – 21 April 1509) was King of England and Lord of Ireland from seizing the crown on 22 August 1485 until his death on 21 April 1509, and the first monarch of the House of Tudor.

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Wolf Hall (2015) Episode5

In 1535, King Henry VIII’s attempt to be declared Head of the Church in England has been denied by the Holy Roman Emperor. Meanwhile, Anne Boleyn’s failure to produce a male heir leads Henry toward Jane Seymour.

Wolf Hall Episode5 characters

Wolf Hall episode5

Episode5 Plot (1535-1536)

In 1535, King Henry VIII’s attempt to be declared Head of the Church in England has been denied by the Holy Roman Emperor. Meanwhile, Anne Boleyn’s failure to produce a male heir leads Henry toward Jane Seymour.
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Wolf Hall (2015) Episode4

In 1533, Anne Boleyn has given birth to a daughter, much to King Henry VIII’s disdain. As Anne’s paranoia over her inability to produce a son grows, Thomas Cromwell tries to convince Sir Thomas More to sanctify the royal marriage.

Wolf Hall Episode4 characters

Wolf Hall episode4 characters

Episode4 Plot (1533-1535)

In 1533, Anne Boleyn has given birth to a daughter, much to King Henry VIII’s disdain. As Anne’s paranoia over her inability to produce a son grows, Thomas Cromwell tries to convince Sir Thomas More to sanctify the royal marriage.
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Wolf Hall (2015) Episode3

As 1529 draws to a close, Cardinal Wolsey moves to York while Cromwell attempts to gain support for him from King Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, and in the process, gradually wins favor for himself.

Wolf Hall Episode3 characters

Wolf Hall episode3

Episode3 Plot (1531-1533)

In 1531, King Henry VIII has proposed a bill which will make him the Head of the Church in England and allow him to marry Anne Boleyn. However, his plans are met with a series of complications. Continue reading “Wolf Hall (2015) Episode3”

Wolf Hall (2015) Episode2

As 1529 draws to a close, Cardinal Wolsey moves to York while Cromwell attempts to gain support for him from King Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, and in the process, gradually wins favor for himself.

Wolf Hall Episode2 characters

Wolf Hall2

Episode2 Plot (1529-1531)

As 1529 draws to a close, Cardinal Wolsey moves to York while Cromwell attempts to gain support for him from King Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, and in the process, gradually wins favor for himself.

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Wolf Hall (2015) Episode1

Story

In 1529, as Cardinal Wolsey receives news of his dismissal as Lord Chancellor, his lawyer, Thomas Cromwell, reminisces about how he and Wolsey met and the events leading up to the Cardinal’s downfall.

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The White Princess (2017)

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Plot Summary 1485-1499

Richard III has been killed in the Battle of Bosworth, and his niece Elizabeth of York  must marry the new king Henry Tudor to finally end the Wars of the Roses. Lizzie bears him a son, Arthur, but Henry’s rule remains less than secure. He imprisons young Edward “Teddy”, the son of George, Duke of Clarence in the Tower, and sends Lizzie’s mother, the Queen Dowager Elizabeth to Bermondsey Abbey.

Lizzie and Henry have a daughter, Margaret and a son, Henry. Rebellion builds as a boy claiming to be the lost Richard appears and is acknowledged by Lizzie’s aunt, Margaret of Burgundy. His claim is embraced by James IV of Scotland and other monarchs. After the death of the Dowager Queen Elizabeth, Lizzie inspires Henry’s men to fight against the pretender. Henry is ultimately triumphant. Charged as traitors, Warbeck and Teddy are executed. Continue reading “The White Princess (2017)”