The Devil's Spit

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Anne gives birth to a baby girl, and Henry does little to hide his disappointment. Anne is aware that her power in court rests on producing a male heir and becomes increasingly paranoid. The Holy Maid of Kent, Elizabeth Barton, has been prophesising that if Henry marries Anne Boleyn he will die within the year, and Cromwell's spies know that she is touting new candidates for the throne. He interviews the Holy Maid but counsels the king to show mercy to her supporters. However, until Henry has a male heir, the Tudor line remains vulnerable. Cromwell decrees that everyone in public life must take an oath to recognise Henry's supremacy as head of the church. Thomas More will not take the oath and is found guilty of treason and sentenced to death. Recovering from serious illness, Cromwell plans the king's royal progress to include a trip to Wolf Hall, the home of Sir John Seymour and his daughter Jane.

Cast

Mark Rylance
as Thomas Cromwell
Damian Lewis
as Henry VIII
Claire Foy
as Anne Boleyn
Jonathan Pryce
as Cardinal Wolsey
Bernard Hill
as Duke of Norfolk
Anton Lesser
as Thomas More
Thomas Sangster
as Rafe Sadler
Joss Porter
as Richard Cromwell
Hannah Steele
as Mary Shelton
Jessica Raine
as Jane Rochford
Edward Holcroft
as George Boleyn
Joel MacCormack
as Thomas Wriothesley
Tom Holland (II)
as Gregory Cromwell
Richard Dillane
as Duke of Suffolk
Saskia Reeves
as Johane Williamson
Luke Roberts
as Harry Norris
David Robb
as Sir Thomas Boleyn
Kate Phillips
as Jane Seymour
Will Keen
as Thomas Cranmer
Jacob Fortune-Lloyd
as Francis Weston
Ed Speleers
as Edward Seymour
Alastair Mackenzie
as William Brereton
Tim Plester
as Wolsey in Devil's Play
Mark Gatiss
as Stephen Gardiner
Max Fowler
as Mark Smeaton
Felix Scott
as Francis Bryan
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