The Tudors

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  • TV-MA
  • 2007
  • 4 Seasons
  • 8.1  (71,273)

The Tudors is a television show that was run on the Showtime network for 4 seasons and included 38 episodes. It stars Johnathan Rhys Meyers as King Henry VIII of England. The series had many co-stars as well as guest stars including Joss Stone, James Frain, Natalie Dormer, Sarah Bolger and Joely Richardson. As with most Showtime productions The Tudors is rated TV MA for strong language, nudity and adult content. The Tudors follows the life of Henry VIII from the time of his crowning until his death. The show details his life of scandal, paranoia and his many marriages as well as his changes in the Catholic church bringing about the Church of England. These religious changes came as a result of Henry VII's desire for divorce in his pursuit of producing a male heir as well as his infamous tendency towards extramarital affairs. Henry VIII was famously paranoid especially in the years leading to his death. This was played well by Johnathan Rhys Meyers. Throughout the series the paranoia becomes more and more prevalent causing him to distrust everyone around him especially his wives, advisors and at times his own children. The series also introduces Mary, his first daughter who eventually takes the thrown and is known as Bloody Mary due to her policies and laws and the resulting murders of many who disobeyed them. Though the series can at times seem to be all about sex it follows an important history of both religion and the monarchy and includes details that are not always readily available in your high school history books.

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Episode 10
10. Episode 10
June 20, 2010
Death of a Monarchy. King Henry learns that his friends King Francis and Charles Brandon are dying. Confronted with mortality, the ghosts of his former wives pay him a visit and Hans Holbein paints a last portrait of Henry.
Episode 9
9. Episode 9
June 13, 2010
Henry's health worsens after his military campaign against France and he suffers constant pain from his ulcerous leg. Meanwhile, Bishop Gardiner accuses Henry's wife Catherine Parr of being a heretic.
Episode 8
8. Episode 8
June 6, 2010
The defeat of the French in Boulogne comes with a high prize and costs the lives of thousands of Henry's men and the king decides to return home in triumph.
Episode 7
7. Episode 7
May 23, 2010
Catherine Parr becomes Henry's final wife and is able to stabilize Henry's household.
Episode 6
6. Episode 6
May 16, 2010
Henry decides to put his daughters back in his line of succession and surprises with an unexpected political alliance.
Episode 5
5. Episode 5
May 9, 2010
Bottom of the Pot. Henry is devastated to learn of Catherine's infidelities and banishes her from court.
Episode 4
4. Episode 4
May 2, 2010
After the king's pardon, the North surprises Henry with a warm welcome. Back at Henry's court, Queen Katherine is being blackmailed by a former lover.
Episode 3
3. Episode 3
April 25, 2010
A more benevolent Henry 8 forgives the citizens of the North for their rebellion against him, while the youthful wife he dotes upon begins a passionate affair with Culpepper.
Episode 2
2. Episode 2
April 18, 2010
Due to his age, Henry is forced to leave the Christmas celebrations. In the meantime, the Seymore clan becomes the target of Lord Surrey.
Episode 1
1. Episode 1
April 11, 2010
King Henry VIII finds his new wife in a teenager named Katherine Howard, but the young queen soon causes jealousy among the king's court.
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The Tudors is a television show that was run on the Showtime network for 4 seasons and included 38 episodes. It stars Johnathan Rhys Meyers as King Henry VIII of England. The series had many co-stars as well as guest stars including Joss Stone, James Frain, Natalie Dormer, Sarah Bolger and Joely Richardson. As with most Showtime productions The Tudors is rated TV MA for strong language, nudity and adult content.

The Tudors follows the life of Henry VIII from the time of his crowning until his death. The show details his life of scandal, paranoia and his many marriages as well as his changes in the Catholic church bringing about the Church of England. These religious changes came as a result of Henry VII's desire for divorce in his pursuit of producing a male heir as well as his infamous tendency towards extramarital affairs.

Henry VIII was famously paranoid especially in the years leading to his death. This was played well by Johnathan Rhys Meyers. Throughout the series the paranoia becomes more and more prevalent causing him to distrust everyone around him especially his wives, advisors and at times his own children. The series also introduces Mary, his first daughter who eventually takes the thrown and is known as Bloody Mary due to her policies and laws and the resulting murders of many who disobeyed them.

Though the series can at times seem to be all about sex it follows an important history of both religion and the monarchy and includes details that are not always readily available in your high school history books.

The Tudors is a series that is currently running and has 4 seasons (38 episodes). The series first aired on April 1, 2007.

Where to Watch The Tudors

The Tudors is available for streaming on the Showtime website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The Tudors on demand at Apple TV+, Amazon Prime, Amazon, Hulu, Vudu, FuboTV, Microsoft Movies & TV, Google Play, Apple TV and Showtime Anytime.

  • Premiere Date
    April 1, 2007
  • IMDB Rating
    8.1  (71,273)