Wolf Hall season 1
Air weekdate:Wednesday Cast:Mark Rylance, Damian Lewis, Claire Foy, Bernard Hill, Anton Lesser, Kate Phillips, Joanne Whalley, Charity Wakefield, Jessica Raine, Jonathan Pryce, Mark Gatiss Genre:Drama, Mini-Series Channel:BBC Two Status:Ended
These mini-series represent an adaptation of Hilary Mantelâ€™s novels â€œWolf Hallâ€ and â€œBring up the Bodiesâ€ about Thomas Cromwell. The episodes show us the times when the king Henry VIII ruled the British Empire. Reign of Henry VIII was one of the most memorable in the history of England. The sovereignâ€™s fortune, who changed six wives and distinguished himself as one with an unstable psyche doesnâ€™t leave filmmakers indifferent to this very day. Nevertheless in his adaption of historical events Peter Cosminsky made a protagonist not just Henry VIII bit his main assistant and counselor Thomas Cromwell. Under the influence of this powerful and ambitious man all the laws were issued and all the important affaires were managed. Make a journey back in times of religious wars, cabals, takes-over and intrigues. You will certainly be impressed by miscellaneous plot twists, wonderful live action and lavish costumes of the Henry VIIIâ€™s age.
Wolf Hall season 1 episodes list:
Thomas Cromwell's patron Cardinal Wolsey is dismissed as Lord Chancellor & forced to flee his palace. The old noble families of England, jealous of their own right to advise the king, have long waited for this moment. Lacking a male heir, the King is desperate to annul his marriage to Katherine of Aragon.
Cardinal Wolsey has been forced out of court to travel north to his archdiocese in York. As Wolsey retreats north, he urges Cromwell to get close to Anne Boleyn. For Thomas Cromwell, this is only a tactical retreat; in time the cardinal will regain the King's favour.
Although he has no official title, Cromwell is relied on more in the running of the king's affairs. Cromwell manoeuvres a bill through Parliament acknowledging Henry rather than the pope as head of the Church of England.
Anne gives birth to a baby girl, Elizabeth. Henry does little to hide his disappointment. Anne is aware that her power in court rests on producing a male heir and in her paranoia, cracks appear in her relationship with Cromwell.
The Act of Supremacy has declared Henry supreme head of the church in England. But the Holy Roman Emperor and his ambassador, Eustache Chapuys, have refused to recognise either his new title or his marriage to Anne Boleyn.
After uncovering treasonable offences, Cromwell exacts the ultimate revenge.
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