Questions of faith dominate the court. As the infant Princess Elizabeth is baptised, the 'Act of Succession' is unveiled declaring that only children of Henry and Anne are legitimate successors to the English throne. A law is passed where every royal subject must take an oath, on pain of death, recognising the validity of the King's new marriage and the supremacy of Henry VIII in all matters. Bishop Fisher and Sir Thomas More refuse and are imprisoned in the Tower. Katherine of Aragon lives now in total seclusion, and Lady Mary is sent to be a maid to the baby Princess Elizabeth, her half-sister. Pregnant again, Anne Boleyn, at her father's prompting, tacitly approves of the king's philandering with ladies of the court, albeit those of her own choosing and posing no political threat to her.

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The Tudors Season 2

# Title Air Date
The Tudors
2:1 Everything is Beautiful Mar 30, 2008
2:2 Tears of Blood Apr 6, 2008
2:3 Checkmate Apr 13, 2008
2:4 The Act of Succession Apr 20, 2008
2:5 His Majesty's Pleasure Apr 27, 2008
2:6 The Definition of Love May 4, 2008
2:7 Matters of State May 11, 2008
2:8 Lady in Waiting May 18, 2008
2:9 The Act of Treason May 25, 2008
2:10 Destiny and Fortune Jun 1, 2008

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