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The Tudors: As It Should Be

The battle of Boulogne, France continues and the outbreak of "The Bloody Flux", Disintery continues to take lives. More then 2,000 have died and it seems that the disease is not letting off. Queen Catherine is making a name for herself as she starts changing how things are. Henry wins his battle of Boulogne and returns victorious. Charles Brandon gets a French girl named Bridgette to go back with him and it is certain that they are in love. The Emporer of Spain signs another treaty with the French and outrageous the King. Chapius retires as Ambassador of Spain and leaves Mary in the care of, what Mary believes the Queen to be, a heretic. Bishop Gardiner is still trying to trap Queen Catherine in confessing that she is a heretic and she is still too slick for him.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 4x8
Production Number: 408
Airdate: Sunday June 06th, 2010

Director: Jeremy Podeswa
Writer: Michael Hirst

Alternate Airdates:

NL (RTL 8) Nov 14, 2010
UK (BBC TWO) Mar 12, 2011

Special Guest Stars
Joely RichardsonJoely Richardson
As Lady Catherine Parr

Guest Stars
Anthony BrophyAnthony Brophy
As Spanish Imperial Ambassador Eustace Chapuys
Frank McCuskerFrank McCusker
As Risley
Rod HallettRod Hallett
As Richard Rich
Simon WardSimon Ward
As Bishop Gardiner
Main Cast
Jonathan Rhys-MeyersJonathan Rhys-Meyers
As King Henry VIII
Henry CavillHenry Cavill
As Charles Brandon, Duke of Suffolk
Torrance CoombsTorrance Coombs
As Thomas Culpepper
Max BrownMax Brown
As Edward Seymour
Sarah BolgerSarah Bolger
As Princess Mary Tudor
Lothaire BluteauLothaire Bluteau
As Ambassador Charles de Marillac
Tamzin MerchantTamzin Merchant
As Catherine Howard
David ODavid O'Hara
As Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey


The Tudors are back and they continue on with the season. When we left Henry and his realm, King Henry was in Boulogne, France with the possibilities of spies in Henry’s camp and Catherine appointing Lutherans into her household. And of course the Bloody Flux! At the camp more people are dying of Dysentery and the body count is outrageous. Lord Surrey is upset about the lack of food and the digging continues to go on. The physician is meeting with the King and he tells that 2,000 have died of the Flux and another 3,000 are ill from it. The physician tells the King that people need to be transported out of the area. This outrages Henry and he tells the physician that the men are not sick of the flux but of cowardice. He vows that he will hang anyone who doesn’t want to fight and would rather flee. ..

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Episode Quotes
Our men are not sick of the Flux, but of cowardice! I will not send cowards home! They will either fight or I will hang them by the wayside - King Henry

Other Episode Crew

CreatorMichael Hirst
Executive ProducerMichael Hirst  |  Ben Silverman  |  Tim Bevan  |  Eric Fellner  |  Sheila Hockin  |  Teri Weinberg
Production DesignerTom Conroy (1)
CastingFrank Moiselle  |  Nuala Moiselle
MusicTrevor Morris
Costume DesignerJoan Bergin
HairstylistDee Corcoran
Location ManagerEdmund Sampson
Sound MixerDaniel Birch
Executive ProducerMorgan O'Sullivan
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