The Tudors

Season 1 Episode 10

The Death of Wolsey

Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Jun 10, 2007 on Showtime



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Charles Brandon: Anthony's one of my finest horsemen.
      Knivert: Except for when I fall off.

    • Knivert: Aren't you supposed to be running the country?
      Charles Brandon: I leave that to Norfolk. He's had more practice. And in any case, meetings with ambassadors - infinitely tedious. They're all liars, hypocrites and middle-aged men.
      Knivert: Would you prefer them to be women?
      Charles Brandon: My friend, if all ambassadors were beautiful women I'd be serving my country day and night.

    • King Henry: Have I made you unhappy?
      Anne Boleyn: No, I would only be unhappy if you ever stopped loving me.
      King Henry: London would have to melt into the Thames first.

    • Queen Katherine: I had always thought fancied that the King, after pursuing his course for some time, would turn away, would hear to his conscience and change his purpose, as he has done so often before. I believed with all my heart that he would return to reason, but now, I ...
      Ambassador Chapuys: Madame, I pray you, don't give way.
      Queen Katherine: No excellency, I shall never give way.

    • King Henry: The need for reformation in the Church is manifest. The Emperor has a duty to promote it, as do I in my own domain. I'm glad we've had this opportunity to exchange opinions.
      Ambassador Chapuys: Your Majesty.

    • Thomas Cromwell: You condemn all reformers as heretics?
      Thomas More: Wolsey was far too soft on them. I intend not to be.
      Thomas Cromwell: Will you burn them?

    • Thomas Cromwell: Sir Thomas, I notice you allow yourself none of the trappings of your great office.
      Thomas More: I'm not so vain as to display its power, Master Cromwell, but I'll tell you this, I fully intend to use it.

  • Notes

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

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Germany: June 28, 2008 on ProSieben
      Greece: June 27, 2008 on Mega
      Switzerland: February 10, 2010 on SF1
      Slovakia: March 4, 2011 on Doma

  • Allusions