Countless affairs, a handful of wives, a few beheadings, a rift with the church that changed England’s religious landscape forever—The Tudors explores the turbulent years of King Henry VIII‘s nearly 40-year reign. Testosterone is oozing, bosoms are heaving… Make way for “The Tudors.” History class was never like this!
Season 4 begins thirty years into King Henry’s reign and follows the final chapter of his life, which remains as tumultuous and controversial as in his earlier years. Henry’s health has taken a turn for the worse, but he continues to remarry for the fifth and sixth time—to the teenage Katherine Howard with a scandalous past, and then the twice-widowed, headstrong Catherine Parr.
Shot in Ireland and created by English screenwriter Michael Hirst (“Elizabeth,” “Camelot”), The Tudors stars Jonathan Rhys-Meyers (“Match Point,” “Mission Impossible III”) as Henry VIII, Henry Cavill (“Immortals,” “Tristan & Isolde”) as Charles Brandon, Tamzin Merchant (“Pride & Prejudice,” “Jane Eyre,”) as Katherine Howard, Grammy award-winner Joss Stone as Anne of Cleves and Joely Richardson ( “Nip/Tuck,” “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”) as Catherine Parr.