The Tudors: Season 2

Episodes

# Air Date Title
1 Mar 30
2008

Everything Is Beautiful

The King makes himself head of the Church of England while the Catholic Church fights a losing battle to control Henry VIII’s desire for an annu…

2 Apr 06
2008

Tears of Blood

Christmas at the Tudor court is a time for ringing in the new. Mistress Anne Boleyn has replaced the banished Queen Katherine. The King’s chaplain, Thomas Cranmer, makes…

3 Apr 13
2008

Checkmate

Henry’s patience finally wears out and he marries Anne in secret, appoints his Lutheran chaplain Thomas Cranmer the head of the Church of England, and strips Queen Kather…

4 Apr 20
2008

The Act of Succession

Sir Thomas More refuses to accept Henry’s command that his people swear an oath of “allegiance and recognition of the King’s supremacy” to both church a…

5 Apr 27
2008

His Majesty's Pleasure

Attempts to legitimise the King’s marriage and increase his power hit unmovable obstacles as Sir Thomas More and Bishop Fisher insist that only God can be head of the chu…

6 May 04
2008

The Definition of Love

As the Reformation gathers pace Sir Thomas Cromwell becomes ever more powerful as propagandist-in-chief of a new moral order. Royal confidence has given way to doubt. Henry is…

7 May 11
2008

Matters of State

The English Reformation is in full swing.
Queen Anne suffers from nightmares and feels threatened by Katherine and her daughter.
Henry pays an unplanned visit to an…

8 May 18
2008

Lady in Waiting

At Henry’s command Jane Seymour is made a lady-in-waiting to Anne Boleyn, to the discomfort and suspicion of the Queen. When Henry is seriously injured in a jousting matc…

9 May 25
2008

The Act of Treason

Anne has lost a son and with it her last chance at a lasting marriage with Henry. The King’s affections are shifting anyway: the Seymour family are awarded rooms at court…

10 Jun 01
2008

Destiny and Fortune

Queen Anne is imprisoned in the Tower, awaiting her execution. The king granted her wish for a special executioner, but he is delayed and the execution has to be postponed. Kin…

About The Tudors

The Tudors is an Irish-produced historical fiction television series created by Michael Hirst. The series is based upon the reign of English monarch Henry VIII, and is named after the Tudor dynasty.

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