Following the fact-based historical book of the same name, this drama follows the rise of Cromwell as he becomes Henry the VIII's closest advisor. England in the 1520s is a heartbeat from disaster. If the King dies without a male heir, the country could be destroyed by civil war. Henry VIII wants to annul his marriage of twenty years and marry Anne Boleyn. The Pope and most of Europe oppose him. Into this impasse steps Thomas Cromwell: a wholly original man, a charmer, and a bully, both idealist and opportunist, astute in reading people, and implacable in his ambition. But Henry is volatile: one day tender, one day murderous. Cromwell helps him break the opposition, but what will be the price of his triumph?
- Country: GB
- Language: En
- Runtime: 60
Lacking a male heir, the King is desperate to annul his marriage to Katherine of Aragon.
As Cardinal Wolsey retreats north, he urges Cromwell to get close to Anne Boleyn.
Cromwell has Parliament acknowledge Henry as head of the Church of England.
Aware that her power in court rests on producing a male heir, Anne becomes paranoid.
The Act of Supremacy has declared Henry supreme head of the church of England.
Afer uncovering treasonable offences, Cromwell exacts the ultimate revenge.