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The Tudors: His Majesty's Pleasure / Season: 2 / Episode: 5 (00020005) (2008)
Production Code: 00020005
April 27, 2008
Attempts to legitimise the King's marriage and increase his power hit firm obstacles as Sir Thomas More and Cardinal Fisher insist that only Christ can be the head of the church. Meanwhile Henry's wandering eye continues to roam. Anne miscarries a child and fears that the king has lost his love for her. Anne also fears the Lady Mary and Katherine of Aragon for she feels that Henry may still designate Mary as future Queen over their own daughter, Elizabeth. Also, Anne's relationship with her older sister, Mary Boleyn, deteriorates when Mary marries a commoner in secret and becomes pregnant with his child without asking her permission; Anne has the pair banished from court. Imprisoned in the Tower, Cardinal Fisher and Sir Thomas More face likely execution unless they take the Oath of Allegiance. Both still refuse, even after More received pleas from his family, and both are found guilty of high treason, and are beheaded.