The Tudors

Season 3 Episode 2

The Northern Uprising

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Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Apr 12, 2009 on Showtime
8.4
out of 10
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The uproar caused by the King's decision to break with the Catholic Church turns into a full-blown rebellion that comes to be known as "The Pilgrimage of Grace". Because the king is hampered by an old jousting injury, he sends Charles Brandon to deal with the uprising.
However, the injury does not interfere with his love life because the newly-wed king finds a new mistress, the Lady Ursula Misseldon.moreless

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  • The Northern Uprising

    10
    The Northern Uprising was a perfect and very entertaining episode of The Tudors. I really enjoyed watching this episode as Henry and Jane truly enjoy their marriage, The Lady Mary returns to court, and the rebellion continues. I thought it was very interesting how complex and intricate the story line with in this episode had become. There was some action, lots of character and plot development. I find the physicians of this time period were a little clueless, and it was great that Henry took his health into his own hands. The noose is slowly starting to tighten around Cromwell's neck. There is so much going on and a I look forward to watching the next episode!!!!!!!moreless
  • Season 2 continues.

    7.2
    I know that my score for this episode does not constitute "great", but I have a feeling that given the time period and what is going on in the show that what we are getting now is as good as it gets. The first two seasons had better material to work with, and Henry VIII's current wife and the rebellion are not that interesting topics.



    But The Tudors does try its best to establish an exciting world that we can look into and feel like we were in the Middle Ages. For that they succeed as this was a good 45+ minutes, but just not nearly as good as we have come to expect from the show.moreless
  • Very disppointing!!!!!!!!!!!!

    3.5
    I'm so dissapointed that Henry will NOT be portrayed as he truely was!! He's gross stinking obesity matched his ruthless soul. Because the actor portraying the king did NOT want to be "ugly" ruins the Tudors. In the 70's their was a PBS "The Six Wives of Henry the EIght. That was amazing! That series puts showtime to shame!!

    But I find myself watching the show.....now I give up. It's just silly. He never ages etc. Shame on Showtime for not getting an actor that is TRUE to their craft......only vain!

    So disappointing!!!moreless
  • The King finds a new mistress

    7.0
    It was an OK episode. Henry is hurting again from that accident that happened some time ago. But still, he finds time to get a new mistress. He doesn't waste his time. Jane looks like the perfect wife but I find her weak. However, it's really nice to have her make an effort to reunite Lady Mary with her father. I think she's already feeling the pressure of having a son or she might have a sad ending.

    I don't know what was the deal with the King asking the man with the patch about Mary's innocence. It was nice when the whole scene began but then it was just confusing to me.moreless
Max Brown

Max Brown

Edward Seymour

Guest Star

Colm Wilkinson

Colm Wilkinson

Thomas Darcy

Guest Star

Kevin Doyle

Kevin Doyle

Sir John Constable

Guest Star

Charlotte Salt

Charlotte Salt

Ursula Misseldon

Recurring Role

Sarah Bolger

Sarah Bolger

Mary Tudor

Recurring Role

Declan Conlon

Declan Conlon

Ambassador Mendoza

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Goof: A serving platter filled with star fruit (or carambola) can be seen during a close-up of a table. However, this type of fruit that is cultivated in tropical countries was first imported to Europe during the 18th century.

    • The "biretta", the cap given to Reginal Pole, is a traditional square cap with three or four ridges often worn by clergymen. The ones worn by cardinals are scarlet red and made of silk.

  • QUOTES (3)

    • Sir Ralph Ellerker: Mr. Constable, the promises of a king are worth a great deal more than the promises of ordinary folk.

    • Cardinal Von Waldburg: His Holiness has agreed to make you a cardinal. Here is your biretta.
      Cardinal Reginal Pole: I cannot accept.
      Cardinal Von Waldburg: Why not?
      Cardinal Reginal Pole: I'm not worthy.
      Cardinal Von Waldburg: In other words, you prefer your own judgment to that of the Pope, your Holy Father. No doubt you suppose that makes you seem humble, but actually it is the sin of pride.

    • Francis Bryan: Your Majesty's life is far too previous to be put at risk against such a common rabble. Of course, if you choose to go, you'd be like a lion among wolves.
      King Henry: Sir Francis, I don't require you to flatter me.

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