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.
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.
This episode is rated TV-MA for brief nudity, adult language and adult content.
Original International Air Dates:
Czech Republic: September 4, 2009 on HBO
Germany: December 28, 2009 on ProSieben