The Tudors

Season 2 Episode 3

Checkmate

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Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Apr 13, 2008 on Showtime
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Henry can no longer be patient. With the Pope's blessing, he appoints Thomas Cranmer the Archbishop of Canterbury. Henry and Anne marry in secret, without even waiting for the annulment of Henry's first marriage. Anne gives birth to her and Henry's first child.

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Perdita Weeks

Perdita Weeks

Mary Boleyn

Guest Star

Rebekah Wainwright

Rebekah Wainwright

Catherine

Guest Star

James Gilbert

James Gilbert

William Brereton

Guest Star

David Alpay

David Alpay

Mark Smeaton

Recurring Role

Padraic Delaney

Padraic Delaney

George Boleyn

Recurring Role

John Kavanagh

John Kavanagh

Cardinal Campeggio

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  • QUOTES (2)

    • George Boleyn: We like to patronise arts, men of talent. The painter Holbein stayed with us and my sister supports many musicians and choirs.
      Mark Smeaton: Yes, and your sister is quite a talented musician herself, as well as a very beautiful young woman even though...
      George Boleyn: Even though?
      Mark Smeaton: Not as beautiful as her brother.

    • Pope Paul III (talking about Thomas Cranmer): What harm can a nobody inflict upon our Holy Church?

  • NOTES (2)

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

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Greece: July 2, 2008 on Mega
      Australia: December 10, 2008 on Showcase
      Germany: December 27, 2008 on ProSieben
      Switzerland: March 3, 2010 on SF1
      Slovakia: March 25, 2011 on Doma

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