Holbein, the painter, is Hans Holbein the Younger (circa 1497 - 1543). His patrons included Sir Thomas More, Anne Boleyn and Thomas Cromwell. He is considered one of the greatest portraitists of the 16th century. Several of his portraits have become iconic and his portrait of King Henry VIII has become the standard image.
Robert Aske: Daughter, don't weep. You're a Yorkshire lass and Yorkshire lasses have iron in their souls, just like your good mother.
King Henry: If I had seven peasants, I could make seven lords, but if I had seven lords,I could not make one Holbein!
The episode won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Cinematography for a One Hour Series.
This episode is rated TV-MA for brief nudity, violence and adult content.
Original International Air Dates:
Czech Republic: September 11, 2009 on HBO
Germany: December 30, 2009 on ProSieben