Season 3 Episodes

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The Undoing of Cromwell

Season 3, Episode 8 - Air Date: 5/24/2009
Henry moves swiftly to annul his loveless marriage to Anne of Cleves, and beds a new mistress, 17-year-old Katherine Howard; Princess Mary falls in love with Duke Philip of Bavaria; Cromwell's fall from favor is sudden and dramatic.
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Protestant Anne of Cleves

Season 3, Episode 7 - Air Date: 5/17/2009
War looms with France and Spain aligning against England with backing from Rome, so Henry agrees to a politically fortuitous marriage with Anne of Cleves (Joss Stone), a plain and unsophisticated German aristocrat he has never met.
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Search for a New Queen

Season 3, Episode 6 - Air Date: 5/10/2009
Matchmaking begins in earnest as Cromwell schemes to secure the Reformation by marrying Henry to a Protestant wife - but the king's marital reputation precedes him; the condition of Henry's wounded leg turns life-threatening.
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Problems in the Reformation

Season 3, Episode 5 - Air Date: 5/3/2009
Henry remains in seclusion while mourning the queen's death, an opportunity that enemies of the crown seize to murder several friends of the court; Cromwell is disturbed when Henry doesn't resist his new church's similarities to Catholicism.
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The Death of a Queen

Season 3, Episode 4 - Air Date: 4/26/2009
The leaders of the Pilgrimage of Grace uprising are put to death, but Brandon is disturbed by the cruelty and mercilessness of the suppression; Henry celebrates the birth of a son but his joy is short-lived as Queen Jane dies within days.
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Dissension and Punishment

Season 3, Episode 3 - Air Date: 4/19/2009
Henry reconciles with his estranged daughters Mary and Elizabeth in time for the Christmas holidays, but betrays and brutally suppresses the rebellion against him after making conciliatory promises to the uprising's leaders.
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The Northern Uprising

Season 3, Episode 2 - Air Date: 4/12/2009
The uproar over the king's break with the Catholic Church turns into a full-blown rebellion that comes to be known as "The Pilgrimage of Grace.
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Civil Unrest

Season 3, Episode 1 - Air Date: 4/5/2009
King Henry marries for the third time, taking as his queen the demure noblewoman Jane Seymour. A growing number of his subjects protest the king's decision to abandon the Catholic Church.