Henry VIII And The King’s Men – 30 May 2021 – 30/5/2021 – Sunday – SBS

This episode tells the story of Henry VIII’s early life and the way in which the man he was to become was shaped by the men he grew up with. Henry’s father, Henry VII, was the first king of the fledgling Tudor dynasty with a dubious claim to the throne. He needed a son and heir to cement his position. In 1486, he got just that when his wife was delivered of a son who was named Arthur. It was five years later that the future Henry VIII was born.

This episode charts the first phase of Henry VIII’s reign as Dr Tracy Borman reveals how his less than kingly upbringing had made him a very different man from his father. Where Henry VII had pored over the minutiae of government, this new king was determined to enjoy himself. But as he delegated his responsibilities to the men around him, he inadvertently gave them more power to shape him.

With the king’s former Chief Minister, Cardinal Wolsey, dead, his shoes were filled by his protégé Thomas Cromwell who enacted the policy of the dissolution of the monasteries, changing the face of the country forever.

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About the Show

This show is broadcast on SBS.

About the SBS

The SBS is an Australian free-to-air commercial network, and is one of the five main free-to-air television networks in Australia.

The five main Australian free-to-air commercial networks are:

  • Seven Network
  • Nine Network
  • Network Ten
  • SBS (Special Broadcasting Services)
  • ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

The Seven Network has the following channels that are broadcast: Seven, 7HD, 7TWO, 7Mate, 7flix and the Racing Network.

The Nine Network has the following channels: Nine, 9HD, 9GEM and 9Go.

The Ten Network has the following channels: Ten, Ten HD, One, Eleven and the TV Shopping Network (TVSN).

The ABC has the following channels: ABC, ABC Comedy and ABC ME.

The SBS has the following channels: SBS, SBS HD, SBS Viceland, NITV and the Food Network.

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