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Season 4

His marriage to Anne of Cleves ending as quickly as it started, Henry remarries randy teenager Catherine Howard, but her infidelity soon results in her execution; Henry finally finds domestic peace in his advanced years with the steady Catherine Parr, who unites his fractured family; a war with France ends in victory but exhausts Henry's energy; the deaths of the French king and his best friend Brandon cause Henry to keenly feel his mortality, and he commissions a magnificent royal portrait.

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Episode 1: #401

Original Air Date: Apr 11, 2010

In the Season 4 premiere, King Henry VIII marries his fifth queen, a lusty teenager whose beauty and checkered past inflame the passions of a trusted courtier, Thomas Culpepper.

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Episode 2: #402

Original Air Date: Apr 18, 2010

Henry's age catches up to him during Christmas celebrations, but his youthful and randy court continues the party without him; the arrogant Lord Surrey takes aim at the powerful Seymour clan.

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Episode 3: #403

Original Air Date: Apr 25, 2010

A noticeably more benevolent and tolerant Henry VIII forgives the citizens of the North for their rebellion against him, but the youthful wife he dotes upon launches a passionate affair with Culpepper.

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Episode 4: #404

Original Air Date: May 2, 2010

The king's warm welcome in the North reinvigorates him but his queen's past catches up to her when a former lover appears with threats of blackmail, and an anonymous letter exposes her infidelities to Henry.

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Episode 5: #405

Original Air Date: May 9, 2010

The king is devastated to learn of his beloved queen's ribald past and present affairs, and banishes her from court, even as the investigation rounds up and tortures suspects.

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Episode 6: #406

Original Air Date: May 16, 2010

The newly single Henry surprises his countrymen by restoring his daughters to the royal succession, forging an unexpected political alliance, and manipulating events to marry an attractive, mature, and recent widow (Joely Richardson).

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Episode 7: #407

Original Air Date: May 23, 2010

War looms with France as Henry marries Catherine Parr, who proves to be an able and respected queen and stepmother, finally giving England's king the stable, happy household he has long desired.

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Episode 8: #408

Original Air Date: Jun 6, 2010

The war with France is nearly lost when one of Henry's officers cleverly engineers a sudden victory, but the triumphant king's health has been weakened by the costly adventure; Brandon returns from France with a mistress.

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Episode 9: #409

Original Air Date: Jun 13, 2010

Powerful accusations of heresy are made against the queen but the ailing Henry has little interest; a chastened Lord Surrey faces the ultimate penalty for losing 600 men in an ill-advised action that nearly reignites war with France.

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Episode 10: #410

Original Air Date: Jun 20, 2010

In the Series Finale, Henry defeats one final political foe but faces his mortality after the deaths of both his best friend Charles Brandon and King Francis of France, and the ghosts of his former queens appear for a final confrontation.

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4 Seasons, 38 Episodes

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  • Season 4

    Henry's marriage to randy, unfaithful teenager Catherine Howard ends in her swift execution, but he finds domestic tranquility at last with the steady Catherine Parr; a war with France and Brandon's death signal Henry's waning days.

    Season 4
  • Season 3

    Henry's marriage to Jane Seymour is happy, fruitful, and tragically short; the king brutally suppresses a rebellion against his religious reforms; England, Spain and the Pope ally against England, forcing Henry to marry a Protestant.

    Season 3
  • Season 2

    Henry quickly embraces Lutheran ideas, breaks with the Church, and marries Anne Boleyn, but Brandon sows seeds of doubt about his new queen's fidelity in the king's mind; a loyalty oath pits Henry against his mentor Thomas More.

    Season 2
  • Season 1

    Desperate for an heir, England's King Henry VIII shuns his wife Queen Katherine and casts his eye on the alluring Anne Boleyn, while Cardinal Wolsey's loyalty to the Catholic Church and the Pope strains his relationship to the king.

    Season 1
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