Tudors: The History of England from Henry VIII to Elizabeth I by Peter AckroydRich in detail and atmosphere and told in vivid prose, Tudors recounts the transformation of England from a settled Catholic country to a Protestant superpower. It is the story of Henry VIIIs cataclysmic break with Rome, and his relentless pursuit of both the perfect wife and the perfect heir; of how the brief reign of the teenage king, Edward VI, gave way to the violent reimposition of Catholicism and the stench of bonfires under Bloody Mary. It tells, too, of the long reign of Elizabeth I, which, though marked by civil strife, plots against the queen and even an invasion force, finally brought stability. Above all, however, it is the story of the English Reformation and the making of the Anglican Church. At the beginning of the sixteenth century, England was still largely feudal and looked to Rome for direction; at its end, it was a country where good governance was the duty of the state, not the church, and where men and women began to look to themselves for answers rather than to those who ruled them.
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The Tudors is a historical fiction television series set primarily in 16th-century England, created and written by Michael Hirst and produced for the American premium cable television channel Showtime. The series was a collaboration among American, British, and Canadian producers, and was filmed mostly in Ireland. The Tudors premiered on 1 April ; it was the highest-rated Showtime series in three years. The CBC began broadcasting the show on 2 October The day after broadcast, downloadable episodes debuted in Canada on MoboVivo. Showtime announced 13 April , that it had renewed the show for a fourth and final season.
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Sign in. As Henry's health deteriorates, he grows introspective as various factions in the court try to position themselves for the seemingly inevitable succession. As Jane Seymour's fortunes rise, Anne's fall. Several of those close to her including her brother are tortured into confessing treason and beheaded. No host?
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The Tudors are one of the most remarkable dynasties in English history. By Henry was having serious doubts about his marriage to Catherine. He had found a passage in the Bible that backed this belief. He had also fallen for Anne Boleyn, the daughter of Thomas Boleyn, who had recently returned to England from the French court. Catherine refused to grant Henry a divorce or retire to a convent. Anne Boleyn was born in