Message to the Emperor


Episode Info

An epidemic of "sweating sickness" sweeps the country, killing William Compton and eventually afflicting many throughout the court. Henry flees the palace, and becomes overwrought with fear and doubt about his ability to rule.


Jonathan Rhys Meyers
as King Henry VIII
Sam Neill
as Cardinal Wolsey
Callum Blue
as Knivert
Henry Cavill
as Charles Brandon
Henry Czerny
as Duke of Norfolk
Natalie Dormer
as Anne Boleyn
Maria Doyle Kennedy
as Katherine of Aragon
Kristen Holdenreid
as William Compton
Jeremy Northam
as Sir Thomas More
Nick Dunning
as Thomas Boleyn
Perdita Weeks
as Mary Boleyn
Clive Geraghty
as Dr. Linacre
Rachael Kavanagh
as Ann Hastings
Guy Carleton
as Chamberlain
Padraic Delaney
as George Boleyn
Ian McElhinney
as Pope Clement VII
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