Christina of Milan refuses to marry Henry noting the quick deaths of Henry's previous three queens. One believed to have been poisoned, one innocently executed and one died due to lack of care in childbirth. She dismisses Henry's diplomat sniffing: "If I had two heads, one would be at his Majesty's service." Meanwhile Henry is bed-ridden with his leg ulcer. Suffolk fears that if the King dies, some will be for Edward and some for Mary (no-one apparently will be for Elizabeth). Henry recovers and does a royal pose and wave with Edward, during this scene I could swear one extra in the crowd shouted: "Long live Prince William."
Mary rants about burning Cromwell. But the black axe is rising over Cromwell as Henry has one of his friend's burnt. Henry then smugs and gloats to Cromwell while sucking down oysters in a disgusting fashion. Cromwell broods. Cardinal Pole weeps as his machinations got his family executed.
This was an okay ep, packed with plot. Poor Cromwell, we will miss you.
Edward's blinged out cradle
Christina of Milan's dress and headwear.