Friday 10 June 2011

Tudor eye-candy

Having recently finished watching the Hiberno-Canadian series of The Tudors (2007-2010),  I thought I'd post a few pictures of Henry VIII and his wives as a bit of light relief. For all that the four seasons of the show treated history as a malleable, plastic art form, it can't be denied that it was visually stunning and vibrant; it certainly attracted (and held) the viewer's attention.

Henry VIII 1491-1547
Henry VIII - Jonathon Rhys Meyers
Catherine of Aragon, 1485-1536 (divorced for not giving birth to a son)
Catherine of Aragon - Maria Doyle Kennedy
Anne Boleyn, 1500(?)-1536 (beheaded)
Anne Boleyn - Natalie Dormer
Jane Seymour, 1509-1537 (died following birth of the future Edward VI)
Jane Seymour - Annabelle Wallis
Anne of Cleves, 1515-1547 (divorced on account of her looks)
Anne of Cleves - Joss Stone
Kathryn Howard, 1521-1542 (beheaded)
Kathryn Howard - Tamzin Merchant
Katherine Parr, 1512-1548 (survived to marry Thomas Seymour)
Katherine Parr - Joely Richardson


  1. A great series, I enjoyed it, wish there were a few more fight scenes in it though.

  2. i want ot watch this series where can i watch it at? is the show still on anymore ?

  3. netflix has all four seasons