Wednesday, August 22, 2012

On This Day in Tudor History: Death of Charles Brandon

Alright, I know The Tudors gets a lot of grumbles for its historical inaccuracies, but I don't think anyone can deny that they get a little choked up during this scene. Brandon, throughout the show (and history) was one of the only people Henry didn't lose or get rid of. Very touching! (I couldn't find the entire scene in its own video, so there is some Katherine of Aragon thrown in there, too).

Do you think the death of his close friend made Henry think about his own mortality?

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  1. I think it did actually. Think about it. If we believe all we read about Henry VIII, he was all about vim and vigor right? And all about being able to keep up, because he HAD to be the best! He had to win, never lose. I think that when he married Katherine Howard, he may have started to realiaze how "old" he was. And surely the death of his best friend would make him feel that no, he was not immortal after all. So yea, I think it might have made him stop and think about his own mortality.