Season 1, episode 2. Buckingham being sentenced to death after Wolsey advises Henry to banish him | The Tudors Show | Forum
July 17, 2011
This is realy annoying me so I hope someone can help clear this up. I went back to watching the Tudors from the beginning again,and in episode 2 of the first series, when discussing Buckingham, Wolsey advises the King that he could be found guilty of a lesser offence and banished from court and disgraced. And this would prevent any of his allies rising up in rebellion against the King. Henry asks Wolsey if he believes this would be the best outcome and he says it would. Henry then asks him to ensure the court come to this decision, and we see Brandon bribing Norfolk. But he is found guilty of treason, and Norfolk pronounces the death sentence. So i'm confused. Did I miss something? How did it go from Wolsey advising the king to banish him, to him being sentenced to death? Was there a deleted scene or something?
I know i'm going back a bit here, but it is something that has annoyed me from the first time I watched the Tudors. I realise that Buckingham was executed in real life, but its just annoying me that in the programme it jumps from Wolsey talking about banishing and disgracing him, to him being sentenced to death with no explanation for this change of outcome.
'If honour were profitable, everybody would be honourable' Thomas More
March 26, 2011
July 17, 2011
January 18, 2013
It always confused me as well, because Henry seemed quite pleased with that idea aswell and asked Wolsey to see that the jury would come to that decision. Buckingham was also shocked by being declared guilty and blamed Wolsey…who ironically had tried to save his life. Doesnt make any sense!
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January 3, 2012
I think Catalina, the reason to why Henry changes his mind about Wolsey’s suggestion of banishment is down to a bit of poetic licence by the programme makers.. I agree that is is just possible they wanted to show Henry was capable of cruelity. Plus bear in mind that from the time Arthur died in reality this is Henry had been more or less under the thumb of his father, then very breifly his Grandmother and then Wolsey, so in the programme I think it was a subtle way of telling Wolsey to get stuffed. He wanted to show that he was capable of making his own decsions. In short a grown man.
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