Why didn’t they use Henry VIII’s real life best friend and confidant Sir Anthony Denny in the show? He was best man at most of his weddings, Anthony’s son Edward was named after Henry’s son Edward who was also Edward Denny’s godfather. Sir Anthony was given the use of the Windsor crest in the 1st and 4th quadrants of his crest. He was also given full rights to rule as Henry was on his death bed. Sir Edward Denny wasn’t even noted in the Elizabeth movies. He was best friends with Sir Walter Raleigh and they pirated together. Edward married a cousin of Anne’s. (They are my ancestors)
I just don't know why The Tudors did not feature Sir Anthony Denny as he would have been an interesting character to have in the show. There are some weird ommissions in the programme and some weird additions, like Ursula Misselden, and I hate the way that Princess Margaret is a mixture of Mary and Margaret, very annoying!