The Tudors

Season 1 Episode 5

Arise, My Lord

Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Apr 29, 2007 on Showtime
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Episode Summary

Henry is shocked when he learns that his ally, Emperor Charles I of Spain, has released France's King Francis I from prison. He's equally surprised when Anne Boleyn turns him down after offering to make her his sole mistress.

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  • Arise, My Lord

    Arise, My Lord was a perfect episode of The Tudors blending history with a fresh look at life during this time period. The plots are really getting complex and the characters really drive the series. This episode see's what changes the King is planning in regards to Queen Katherine, Anne Boelyn, and others. I really connected with Katherine as her world is being torn apart for no reason of her own. Charles Brandon and Margeret may yet feel Henry's wrath for what they did behind his back. Wolsey continues gaining enemies adding to the drama. Sir William and Thomas Tallus have some intimate times together, and it was surprising for this series to include such characteristics into the show. I think this episode shows how difficult any station of life was during this time. I look forward to watching the next episode of The Tudors!!!!!!!moreless
  • Henry reveals to Katherine how he feels about their marriage.

    An above average episode mainly because of the last few scenes.

    Henry telling Katherine how he feels about their marriage was quite good acting and his face after losing his bastard son was very sad and moving. Katherine's feelings of betrayal and loss, especially after being separated from her daughter, were also very well portrayed.

    I like the Charles Brandon and Princess Margaret relationship, they seem well suited to each other so I hope they will soon return to the court.

    I'm unsure of how I feel abut the Thomas Tallis and William Compton relationship. Apparently, there is no historical evidence for it, which in itself is not shocking and not unique in the making of this series, but there's just a hint of sensationalism from the part of Showtime. Do they want to attract a gay audience or do they want to shock their general public ??moreless
  • An exciting episode with great character development. And also somewhat heartbreaking. SPOILERS.

    As The Tudors develops, this episode goes a long way in advancing the character storylines.

    Princess Margaret elopes with Charles Brandon, and his proposal is one of the most honest moments in the series thusfar. They quickly developed into a wonderful couple to watch because they are so full of fire and passion that it erupts off the screen.

    The episode is also extremely difficult for Queen Katherine. Maria Doyle Kennedy gives a stunning performance. Princess Mary is taken to live at her own castle, as befits her station, according to Cardinal Wolsey. As Queen Katherine says goodbye to her daughter, she has some beautiful words for Princess Mary in Spanish that are guaranteed to make you cry.

    An affair between William Compton and Thomas Tallis also begins. Only time will tell if this is a fling or a relationship. However, this is one amazing twist from one amazing show.moreless
  • The story of Henry VII.

    Henry is a king of passion and perseverance. Efforts at alliances - both personal and political - face setbacks, but the King remains undeterred. When his ally, Emperor Charles V, releases Francis I, their mutual enemy, from prison, he is stunned - but resolves to redirect his European ambitions. And when Anne Boleyn is insulted by his offer to make her his sole and unique mistress, it merely redoubles his passion and resolve to one day marry her. However, his separation from the most powerful political figure in Europe may prove easier to affect than an annulment from his wife, Katherine.moreless
Ruta Gedmintas

Ruta Gedmintas

Lady Blount

Guest Star

Kate O'Toole

Kate O'Toole

Lady Salisbury

Guest Star

Joe van Moyland

Joe van Moyland

Thomas Tallis

Recurring Role

Padraic Delaney

Padraic Delaney

George Boleyn

Recurring Role

Kris Holden-Ried

Kris Holden-Ried

William Compton

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Rather than living to the age of seventeen as in reality, the character called Henry Fitzroy dies at about the age of 3 from the sweating sickness.

    • Goof:
      In switching from shot to shot of Henry Fitzroy during the ceremony, his crown goes from tilted to straight and back again.

  • QUOTES (9)

    • Princess Margaret: I hate you!
      Charles Brandon: No, you don't!
      Princess Margaret: Yes, I do. If it weren't for you I would still be the Queen of Portugal. And now, what am I?
      Charles Brandon: You are drunk and you are foolish!

    • Cardinal Wolsey: It is my considered opinion that we should apply to His Holiness, Pope Clement, for a ruling on this matter. Since he loves Your Majesty, I'm certain he will rule in your favour.
      King Henry: Oh, I hope so. I certainly do hope so, for your sake.

    • Anne Boleyn: I make you this promise. When we are married, I will deliver you a son.

    • Thomas Tallis: You're married.
      Williams Compton: So?
      Thomas Tallis: So.
      Williams Compton: Why deny me?
      Thomas Tallis: I do not love you.
      Williams Compton: Is that all?
      Thomas Tallis: For me? Yes.

    • King Henry: How dare you look at me! I am your Lord and Master, not your brother! You are both banished from court. You will relinquish your London houses. You will remove yourself from my sight. Do you understand?
      Princess Margaret: Yes... Your Majesty.
      King Henry: And Margaret...
      Princess Margaret: What?
      King Henry: I have yet to decide whether to make your bedmate a head shorter.

    • Charles Brandon: You know me, I don't always think.
      William Compton: Yes you do, just not with your head.

    • Thomas More: Katherine of Aragon is not only a great queen and the daughter of great kings, she is also immensely popular throughout the whole of the country. God forbid that the king should abandon her just to ease his own conscience. I don't think the English people would ever forgive him!

    • King Henry: Anne, I want to say something to you. If it pleases you to be my true loyal mistress and friend, to give yourself up to me body and soul, I promise, I'll take you as my only mistress. I won't have a thought or an affection for anyone else.

    • Princess Margaret: What are we going to do?
      Charles Brandon: Isn't this enough?
      Princess Margaret: No, yes, no. I shall come to England eventually. (sighs)
      Charles Brandon: Marry me.
      Princess Margaret: What?
      Charles Brandon: You heard me. Marry me.

  • NOTES (3)