Season 4 Episodes

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Death of a Monarchy

Season 4, Episode 10 - Air Date: 6/20/2010
Finale - Henry’s thoughts turn to his own mortality with the news that his long-time friend and sometimes foe King Francis, and his unshakable soldier Charles Brandon, are each dying.
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Secrets of the Heart

Season 4, Episode 9 - Air Date: 6/13/2010
Henry VIII’s health is on the slide: the recent siege of Boulogne has taken its toll on his aging body and his ulcerous leg is constantly in pain.
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As It Should Be

Season 4, Episode 8 - Air Date: 6/6/2010
The siege of Boulogne is a long, expensive and difficult military campaign that is finally won by Henry’s troops at great financial and human cost.
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Sixth and the Final Wife

Season 4, Episode 7 - Air Date: 5/23/2010
Henry marries Catherine Parr - his sixth and final wife. A loving step-mother and compassionate companion, Catherine is liked and respected by all at court save the Catholic Bishop Gardiner who suspects her to be a heretic.
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You Have My Permission

Season 4, Episode 6 - Air Date: 5/16/2010
Unmarried once more Henry reflects on his dynasty and orders a new Act of Parliament which restores the succession rights of his two daughters, the Princesses Elizabeth and Mary.
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Bottom Of The Pot

Season 4, Episode 5 - Air Date: 5/9/2010
Lord Hertford’s investigation into allegations of the Queen’s infidelities moves with speed. Deeply upset by revelations of his beloved young wife’s sexual past, Henry weeps.
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Natural Ally

Season 4, Episode 4 - Air Date: 5/2/2010
Rejuvenated by his tour of the north of England, Henry feels a new man and longs after his new Queen; unaware that her affections are diverted elsewhere.
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Something For You

Season 4, Episode 3 - Air Date: 4/25/2010
Buoyed by the happiness that a young wife brings an aging man, Henry is noticeably more tolerant and forgiving than he once was.
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Season 4, Episode 2 - Air Date: 4/18/2010
Thomas Culpepper - Henry VIII’s newest servant - continues to make eyes at his King’s young bride, Katherine Howard.
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Moment Of Nastalgia

Season 4, Episode 1 - Air Date: 4/11/2010
A long hot summer, thirty years into the reign of King Henry VIII, and well into middle age, Henry takes his fifth wife, Katherine Howard.