The Tudors

Destiny and Fortune

Season 2, Ep 10, Aired 6/1/08
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  • Episode Description
  • 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. King Henry proposes to Jane Seymour now that his marriage to Anne has been declared null and void. He hopes she will give him a legitimate, male heir.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Henry Cavill

    Charles Brandon

  • Jonathan Rhys Meyers

    King Henry VIII

  • Natalie Dormer

    Anne Boleyn

  • Nick Dunning


  • James Frain

    Thomas Cromwell

  • Fan Reviews (7)
  • Live and Die with Honor

    By zeexu, Mar 18, 2013

  • Destiny and Fortune

    By TrueTvWatcher, Feb 28, 2011

  • "Tell me, Boleyn. Was it all worth it?"

    By justacsifreak, Jun 03, 2008

  • Anne is murdered.

    By thefanof, Dec 07, 2008

  • Despite it's historical inaccuracies, it went off quite well.

    By eekaroe, Sep 15, 2008

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (4)

    • Archbishop Cranmer: My child, do you have a confession? Queen Anne: Yes. I confess my innocence before God. I solemnly swear on the damnation of my soul, that I've never been unfaithful to my lord and husband, nor ever offended with my body against him. I do not say that I have always borne towards him the humility which I owed him, considering his kindness and the great honour he showed me and the great respect he always paid me. I admit to you that I have often taken it into my head to be jealous of him, but God knows as my witness I have not sinned against him in any other way.

    • Lady Mary: Is it done? Is the harlot dead? Ambassador Chapuys: I don't know, but certainly she will be dead before very long. Lady Mary: The Lord is good.

    • Elizabeth's Governess: The world is a slippery place my Lady. If you would take my advice, for what it's worth, find a rich man to marry who is too stupid to know anything about politics. Then, perhaps, unless you die in childbirth, which is likely, or the plague, which is almost inevitable, then you'll be happy.

    • Charles Brandon: Did you watch your son die? What about your daughter? Will you watch her suffer? Will you watch her die? Tell me Boleyn, was it all worth it?

    Notes (2)

    • This episode is rated TV-MA for violence, adult language and adult content.

    • Original International Air Dates: Greece: July 11, 2008 on Mega Germany: January 10, 2009 on ProSieben Switzerland: April 21, 2010 on SF1 Slovakia: May 13, 2011 on Doma

    Trivia (2)

    • All along the episode, the swans in the lake that King Henry keeps looking at (the ones that are a symbol of his love for Anne) are Trumpeter Swans (black beak), but the stuffed one that he eats at the end (supposedly taken from the lake) is a Mute Swan (yellow beak).

    • Despite the fact that in the series, Anne was looking at the sky when she was beheaded, in reality Anne was blindfolded.

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