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More & Henry
Season: 1
Episode: 2
Character (s): Sir Thomas More to King Henry VIII
Actor (s): Jeremy Northam & Jonathan Rhys Meyers
Scene: After Henry has lost the wrestling match with King Francis I at the Field of Cloth of Gold & Henry wants to rescind the peace pact.


"Alright, if you want the world to know that the King of England is easily changeable, shallow, intemperate, incapable of keeping his word then of course, I will go and tell him. After all, I am merely his majesty's humble servant."



Comments: I loved this scene. Sir Thomas had slight control over the king, it was great to watch. Lady_Amber


More and Fisher


Season: 1
Episode: 10
Character (s): Sir Thomas More to Bishop John Fisher
Actor (s): Jeremy Northam, Bosco Hogan
Scene: Sir Thomas More speaks with Bishop John Fisher about the 1500 clergy arrested for recognizing Wolsey's authority following Wolsey's death. More tells Fisher something that Wolsey once told him:

"I should only ever tell the king what he ought to do, not what he could do. For if the lion knows his own strength, no man could control him."


Comments: This moment is so ominous. It makes both More and Fisher realize that no one has immunity in Henry's kingdom. ~~ hrm_elizabeth


Thomas Howard, 3rd Duke of Norfolk - The Tudors Wiki


Season: 1
Episode: 3
Character (s):Sir Thomas Howard, 3rd Duke of Norfolk & Sir Thomas Boleyn, Earl of Wiltshire
Actor (s): Henry Czerny & Nick Dunning
Scene: Norfolk to Thomas Boleyn about his daughter, Anne Boleyn


When she opens her legs for him, she can open her mouth to denounce Wolsey. They do say that the sharpest blades are sheathed in the softest pouches".



Comments: There's nothing as a loving family, eh? I am so happy I am not a Boleyn! - Chocobasse10


Pope Paul

Season: 2
Episode: 5
Character (s): Pope Paul III & Cardinal Lorenzo Campeggio
Actor (s): Peter O'Toole & John Kavanagh
Scene: Pope Paul, speaking to Cardinal Campeggio about Henry VIII's great matter of discarding one wife for another.

"You and I, Campeggio, have done well to avoid the craft of women. Celibacy is an immense relief."

Comments: I just loved the deliciously sardonic way that Peter O'Toole delivered this line - MsSquirrly

I love this because in the series you see both Pope's grandson, and Campeggio's son. The irony is very amusing :) Peter O'Toole rocks my socks :)



Henry VIII
Season: 1
Episode: 9
Character : King Henry VIII
Actor (s):Jonathan Rhys Meyers
Scene: Henry has just been scolded by Katherine and Anne. Enraged by the lack of respect, he lashes out:

"I'M THE KING OF ENGLAND!"



Comments:
The spoiled brat!! He can do anything he wants because of it and gets away with murder...wonder where he went after he died? by FMFJRMGRL

Seems to be his favourite line :) It sums his personality up perfectly. - Chocobasse10

I know you're the 'KING OF ENGLAND!!!!'
I'mTheCheesecakeHere


Margaret and Charles
Season: 1
Episode: 4
Character (s): Princess Margaret Tudor and Charles Brandon
Actor (s): Gabrielle Anwar and Henry Cavill
Scene: Princess Margaret dances with Charles Brandon following her wedding to the King of Portugal.


Margaret asks if Charles teases her because it amuses him. When Charles responds, "Why else?" Margaret states:

"Because you love me."


Comments: I love this scene, because the two of them finally realize that they love each other, although it is bad timing. ~~hrm_elizabeth

I love this scene too although I think it was more lust for Charles. Something he felt was love at the time but he clearly didn't given the circumstances (in the series). Lady_Amber


Katherine and Thomas
Season: 2
Episode: 1
Character (s): Queen Katherine and Sir Thomas More
Actor (s): Maria Doyle Kennedy and Jeremy Northam
Scene: As Queen Katherine leaves court, an optimistic Sir Thomas More tries to comfort the beloved Queen.


"Blessed lady, Queen of Hearts, there will be even greater crowds than these to welcome you when you return to London."


Comments: You can see such a sadness in both of their eyes, as they try so hard to be optimistic. It's such a heartfelt scene. ~~hrm_elizabeth

It is so sad she was sent away. She was so good and strong. - Chocobasse

This scene made me go like this O_O
I'mTheCheesecakeHere


Cranmer and Anne

Season: 2
Episode: 9
Character (s): Anne Boleyn
Actor (s): Natalie Dormer


Scene: Anne's confession to Thomas Cranmer

"As for my brother, and those others who are unjustly condemned, I would willingly have suffered many deaths to deliver them. But, since I see it pleases the king, I will willingly accompany them in death, with this assurance: that I shall lead an endless life with them in peace."


Comments: These were words that she actually spoke when she was found guilty at her trial.


If only her innocence was believed. - Chocobasse10

Anne didn't deserve this... maybe Henry...but not her...
I'mTheCheesecakeHere

Strong words from a strong woman. Lady_Amber


Katherine of Aragon


Season: 1
Episode: 10
Character (s): Queen Katherine of Aragon
Actor (s): Maria Doyle Kennedy


Scene: Henry visits Katherine and tells her to bend to his wish of a divorce because he will surely receive it anyway. Katherine defiantly tells him he won't.

"For every scholar that votes for you...I could find a thousand who would vote for me."

Comments:
This scene speaks volumes in the truth of Henry's "Great Matter". There's a reason it took seven years for Henry to get his divorce. -LNor19

Agreed, Catherine is awesome. Henry was an idiot for putting her aside._hohumpigsbum

Catherine of Aragon, a true queen in every way! - Chocobasse10

Katharine was brave to say that.
I'mTheCheesecakeHere

I absolutely loved this line! She's fighting back and he doesn't like it one bit. Lady_Amber


Thomas & Anne Boleyn
Season: 1
Episode: 2
Character (s): Sir Thomas Boleyn, Earl of Wiltshire & Anne Boleyn
Actor (s): Nick Dunning & Natalie Dormer
Scene: Anne & her father


"There's something deep and dangerous in you, Anne. Those eyes of yours are like dark hooks for the soul."



Comments:
This would be true for the real Anne! I think this is one of the best quotes throughout the whole 4 seasons. Grace_B

I thank so too,but shes always misjudged by the court for her family's mistakes,i mean her FATHER put her up to this,she should have been freed and he should have be beheaded.


Anne's eyes are dark hooks for the soul, and I really like how she used this to her advantage, but didn't cross the line.
I'mTheCheesecakeHere





The Tudors Memorable Quotes - The Tudors Wiki
Season: 2
Episode: 5
Character (s): Anne Boleyn & King Henry VIII
Actor (s):Jonathan Rhys Meyers & Natalie Dormer
Scene: Anne is with her newborn baby Elizabeth, when Henry visits her and seems truly disappointed.

Anne: "I'm so sorry"
Henry: "You and I are both young, and with God's grace, boys will follow"


Comments : Henry did say this, but to Katherine, at this time in his life, Henry was most definitely not young. - hohumpigsbum

Henry, you were old, not young! Anne, you shouldn't have been sorry, it was the best you could do, Henry should be sorry for being so disloyal.
I'mTheCheesecakeHere

So much pressure to have a son, poor Anne! Lady_Amber
The Tudors Memorable Quotes - The Tudors Wiki

Season:2
Episode:8
Character (s):Anne Boleyn & King Henry VIII
Actor (s):Natalie Dormer & Jonathan Rhys Meyers
Scene: After Anne miscarries, Henry visits her...


Anne: "You have no one to blame but yourself for this.I was distressed to see you with that wrench Jane Seymour, because the love I bear you is so great. It broke my heart to see you love the others.


Comments:
This is probably my favourite quote in the whole show. Even if she had no right to say that or it wasn't true nobody can deny that this quote is just awesome! AMAZING!! + I think it is very true and a really fair point, I could imagine the real Anne saying this. Grace_B

I think it was his fault too not just hers

Henry was to blame for her miscarriage. he just couldn't wait until the baby was born he had to start going after another woman.

God, Henry behaves like a complete idiot! It's not Anne's fault she lost the child. - Chocobasse10

Anne, you are right, but I think Jane Seymour is to blame as well.
I'mTheCheesecakeHere

I don't know how she could say this when the only reason she is queen is for the doing the exact same thing Jane Seymour did. Lady_Amber


The Tudors Memorable Quotes - The Tudors Wiki


Season:2
Episode:9
Character (s): Anne Boleyn, King Henry VIII, Princess Elizabeth Tudor
Actor (s): Jonathan Rhys Meyers & Natalie Dormer



Scene: After her brother's arrest Anne begs Henry...

Anne: "Henry please.Henry please.For the love you bear our child for the love of Elizabeth have mercy"
Henry:"You lied me, you've always lied me"
Anne:"NO"
Henry: "You were not a virgin when you married me. You are not what you seem.Your father and your brother arranged everything"
Anne: "No,I loved you, I loved you and I love you still. Please after all we have been to each other, after everything we were, please. One more chance, one more. Henry!! YOUR MAJESTY!! YOUR MAJESTY I BESEECH YOU!!!

Comments: Such an intense scene and was brilliantly based on historical fact. I blame mostly Cromwell for Anne's downfall, That is why I've never really liked him. Grace_B

These scene is really sad,i wonder what would had happen if Henry gave Anne one more chance.

Yes her father and uncle arranged everything but Henry made it too easy for them. The Seymours did the same thing! He gives his affection so easily to the families of the woman he beds and marries that it is far too hard to resist taking advantage of that. He has no one to blame but himself.

If only Henry would have given her another chance! It was really his own fault in the end. He couldn't see pass the clear ambition of the Boleyn's, he only saw Anne. - Chocobasse10

You have lied her Henry, admit. Your wives speak nothing but truth and all you speak is lies.
I'mTheCheesecakeHeer

Such a sad scene. After all he did just to be with her too, the king was so easy changeable. Lady_Amber


Pope Paul II as portrayed by Peter O'Toole


Season: 2
Episode: 3
Character (s): Pope Paul III, Cardinal Lorenzo Campeggio
Actor (s): Peter O'Toole, John Kavanagh
Scene: Cardinal Campeggio discusses a document with Pope Paul III that prevents enslavement of native people in the "new world" by European kings.


"The fact is, Campeggio, that the kings of Europe have power, but no morality. I must act as their conscience. They are my willful children, and I their father leading along the paths of righteousness...so help me God."

Later in this same scene (just a few seconds afterwards), when Campeggio discusses the appointment of Cranmer, Pope Paul III makes the following comment:

"What harm can a nobody inflict upon our holy church?"


Comments:


Katherine at the Legatine Court
Season: 1
Episode: 8
Character (s): Queen Katherine of Aragon
Actor (s): Maria Doyle Kennedy





Scene: Katherine to Henry at the Legatine Court in Blackfriars

"Sir I beseech you. For all the love that has been between us. Let me have justice & right. Give me some pity & compassion for I am a poor woman & a stranger born out of your dominion. I have no friend here & little counsel. I plea to you as head of justice in this realm. I call God and all the world to witness that I have been to you a true humble and obedient wife ever compliant to your will & pleasure. I have loved all those whom you have loved for your sake whether or not I had cause. Whether they be friends or enemies. By me you have had many children. Although it has pleased God to call them from this world. But when you had me at first , I take God as my judge, I was a true maid without touch of men. And whether or not it be true, I put it to your conscience."


Comments: These are the actual words that Katherine used at the court.


Shame they cut down Katherine's speech quite a bit, but well, Maria delivers it wonderfully, I think I've only seen one actress deliver it better - Frances Cuka (and she has the correct colouring for Katherine too)


Seduce me


Season: 1
Episode:
Character (s): Anne Boleyn & King Henry VIII
Actor (s): Natalie Dormer & Jonathan Rhys Meyers
Scene: Henry is dreaming about Anne.


"Seduce me. Write letters to me. And poems, I love poems. Ravish me with your words. Seduce me."


Comments: This scene was incredible. I think it was very 'dreamy' and something that Henry probably would have dreamt when he'd fell in love with Anne. I love the quote! Grace_B

I really like the way they filmed this scene it was really nice. Plus Anne was looking hot here.


This is called: True love.
I'mTheCheesecakeHere


Katherine of Aragon


Season: 1
Episode: 3
Character (s): Queen Katherine of Aragon & King Henry VIII
Actor (s): Maria Doyle Kennedy & Jonathan Rhys Meyers
Scene: Henry has dinner with Katherine in the Queen's chambers. Katherine expresses her love to her husband after the meal.


"I have never known another man....and nor would I ever want to."



Comments: This simple quote shows Katherine's utter devotion to her husband, even as far as to dismiss all others for him. -LNor19

You have to be a fool if you cannot see just how much she loves him and is devoted to him. Who says arranged marriages are loveless? - Chocobasse10




Charles Brandon as played by Henry Cavill

Season:4
Episode:
Character (s): Charles Brandon, 1st Duke of Suffolk
Actor (s):Henry Cavill



"Honor all the gods, drink the wine and let the world be the world"


Comments: Time and events have mellowed this now old man and his philosophy on how to live life comes from a saying heard from French peasants.


Ambassador Marillac as played by Lothaire Bluteau
Season:4
Episode:9
Character (s):French Ambassfor Marallic and Edward Seymour
Actor (s):Max Brown
French Ambassador Marillac to Edward Seymour


You lost the argument for the war my lord but you can win it for peace


Opening credit of episode 10 season 4

Season: 4
Episode: 10
Character (s): King Henry VIII
Actor (s): Jonathan Rhys Meyers (voice over)










Opening scene of the last episode, the King's voice is heard:


When we compare the present life of men on Earth with their time of which we have no knowledge; it seems to me like the swift flight of a single sparrow through a banqueting hall on a winters day. After a few moments of comfort, he vanishes from sight into the wintry world from which he came. Even so, man appears on Earth for a little while but of what went before this life or what will follow, we know nothing.

Comments: This is a quote from a Latin work by Bede called "Historia Ecclesiastica Gentis Anglorum" (Ecclesiastical History of the English People, Book II, Chapter 13) finished in 731 AD. Something Henry would probably have read.

Here is the full quote translated from the Latin : "When we compare the present life of man on earth to that time of which we have no knowledge, it seems to me like the swift flight of a single sparrow through the banqueting hall where you are sitting at dinner on a winter's day with your thanes and counsellors. In the midst there is a comforting fire to warm the hall; outside, the storms of winter rain or snow are raging. This sparrow flies swiftly in through one door of the hall, and out through another. While he is inside, he is safe from the winter storms; but after a few moments of comfort, he vanishes from sight into the wintry world from which he came. Even so, man appears on earth for a little while; but of what went before this life or of what follows, we know nothing."



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