He spoke to Jada Yuan about acting like a tyrant. Did you have any trepidation about playing the king of England? Of course I did. Not looking like the guy was the huge thing. How has Henry changed this season? He had the weight of his entire country on his shoulders because of love.
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W ith its conspiring nobles, bloody executions and explicit sex, The Tudors was a proto- Game of Thrones. In its prime, it was a show as overstuffed with titillation as the prominent codpieces it displayed. The very first episode, for example, features Henry Cavill deflowering a maiden; from then on no aspect of Tudor history was safe from being eroticised. Composer Thomas Tallis has an unhistorical, though undeniably racy, gay romp with a courtier, and other characters get this gay-washing, too. Which is inclusivity of a sort. I guess.
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Henry was well-known for his many executions. He also had lots of romantic romps in wedlock, to be fair , but is that what life was like for his constituents in Tudor England? Marriage in Tudor England wasn't fun for most women, whether or not they were wives or ladies of the night in Elizabethan cathouses. Intercourse wasn't for pleasure, but for the purpose of giving birth to children.
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