The Tudors

Season 1 Episode 8

Truth and Justice

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Aired Sunday 9:00 PM May 20, 2007 on Showtime
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In this episode the king receives a special guest. A papal envoy has come to discuss the annulment of the King's marriage to Katherine of Aragon, as requested by the King. The outcome of these discussions will determine Cardinal Wolsey's future career as well as the King's romance with Anne Boleyn. These discussions will also influence the nature of the relationship between England and Rome.moreless

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  • Truth and Justice

    10
    Truth and Justice was a perfect episode of The Tudors because it blended drama, intrigue, character and plot development. I really enjoyed watching this episode as Henry continued with his ambition to get a divorce from Katherine. I thought some of the scenes with Katherine were very touching and emotional. What this woman had to endure and go through was sad and yet her courage and faith is also most admirable. The characters really moved the scenes and the story lines forward. Every thing is growing more complex and entertaining. I look forward to watching the next episode of The Tudors!!!!!!!moreless
  • The story of Henry VIII.

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    Pope Clement's special envoy, Cardinal Campeggio, arrives in London to oversee the court deciding upon the legitimacy of Henry's marriage to Katherine of Aragon. The findings of this trial will have far-reaching consequences: the future of the King's amorous relationship with Anne Boleyn, Cardinal Wolsey's career and influence, and England's relationship with Rome all hang in the balance, for Henry will separate himself and the Kingdom of England from the dominions of the Catholic Church and the Holy Father - Pope Clement - if the Pope does not grant him an annulment for his marriage to Katherine of Aragon, Queen of England.moreless
  • Queen Catherine of Aragon

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    What I am really amazed by is the overwhelming good performance of the actress playing Queen Katherine of Aragon, Maria Doyle Kennedy. She is not only performing the best looking of all the Katherines that I have ever watched in a TV show, but she is also splendid with her very good spanish spelling. Being Spaniard, like I am, I can appreciate very well how seriously this woman has been working to get into the role of the queen, and how perfect is her spelling, nothing to do with the spanish spoken usually by most Americans, but the very own Spain's mainland european Castillan language, besides a good load of other small details as the props and dresses related to the emperor Charles, which are very realistic too and makes the series a real joy to follow.



    I cant wait no more for the next episode!moreless
Fiona Ryan

Fiona Ryan

Jane

Guest Star

John Kavanagh

John Kavanagh

Cardinal Campeggio

Guest Star

Bosco Hogan

Bosco Hogan

Bishop Fisher

Guest Star

Joe van Moyland

Joe van Moyland

Thomas Tallis

Recurring Role

Gabrielle Anwar

Gabrielle Anwar

Princess Margaret

Recurring Role

Emmanuel Leconte

Emmanuel Leconte

King Francis

Recurring Role

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  • QUOTES (5)

    • Charles Brandon: Margaret, you and I must stay in the king's good graces or we are nothing. Let him marry who he wishes.
      Princess Margaret: That was always your philosophy, wasn't it Charles? So very cynical. Is that why you keep company with that devil Boleyn?
      Charles Brandon: You liked him enough once, when he helped us back to court... Or were you just being cynical?
      Princess Margaret: I didn't see all of his game. Now I do. I despise him.
      Charles Brandon: So do I. But I hate Wolsey more. It's a marriage of expedience.
      Princess Margaret: Rather like ours.
      Charles Brandon: No, I loved you.
      Princess Margaret: You don't know the meaning of the word, Charles. You can love, perhaps for a year, a month, a day, even for an hour. And in that hour I do believe you love as well and deeply... as any man. But after that hour, you love not! You love another, and then another. Your love is most generous where it is most hurtful.

    • Cardinal Campeggio: I have received a petition from the dukes of Suffolk and Norfolk and Lord Boleyn, saying the divorce has an overwhelming support of the people of England.
      Thomas More: As Your Eminence would quickly discover if he stepped outside these doors and saw the people, that is a manifest lie. On the contrary, the people love their queen and they have every reason to do so.

    • Cardinal Wolsey: Your Majesty, I beg that you yield to the King's will.
      Queen Katherine: And what is his will?
      Cardinal Wolsey: As His Eminence proposes, that you join a religious community of your choosing and take a vow of perpetual chastity.
      Queen Katherine: You speak to me of chastity. Have you not a mistress and two children, Your Eminence?

    • King Henry: For a while, I shall have to share Katherine's table, and sometimes her bed.
      Anne Boleyn: Her bed!
      King Henry: It's nothing. My lawyers have just advised me that to do otherwise might risk counter-suits. I could be seen to be acting against her conjugal rights.
      Anne Boleyn: You think it's nothing, to go back to bed with your wife?
      King Henry: What do you think is going to happen?
      Anne Boleyn: What usually happens.

    • Cardinal Wolsey: Let me make certain things plain to you. If you do not grant the King his divorce, papal authority in England will be annihilated. You should remember, the greater part of Germany has already become estranged from Rome, the same thing could happen here. It would mean the total ruin of the kingdom.

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