The Tudors

Season 1 Episode 8

Truth and Justice

Aired Sunday 9:00 PM May 20, 2007 on Showtime



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • 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.

  • Notes

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

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Germany: June 21, 2008 on ProSieben
      Greece: June 26, 2008 on Mega
      Switzerland: January 27, 2010 on SF1
      Slovakia: February 18, 2011 on Doma

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