Genre: Historical Drama
Premise: This Showtime drama focuses on the early years of King Henry VIII's nearly 40-year reign (1509-1547) of England. The series looks at Henry's famous female companions like Catherine of Aragon and Anne Boleyn and delves into his relationships with important figures like Sir Thomas More, Cardinal Wolsey (head of the Catholic Church of England during its break with Rome) and Charles Brandon, Duke of Suffolk, who was Henry's best friend and unofficial adviser.
S02, E07 (First Aired: May. 11, 2008)
Cromwell reports on his findings about the Roman Catholic Church and confiscates its wealth for the crown; Anne has a firmer grip on power; a new lady-in-waiting catches Henry's eye.
S02, E08 (First Aired: May. 18, 2008)
Anne's resurgence of popularity at court is short-lived; Jane replaces Anne in Henry's affections; Anne's hysteria causes complications; Henry attempts to renew his alliance with Charles.