Episode 307 Pop Tudors Recap


  1. Posted May 18, 2009 at 2:37 pm | Permalink

    Did anyone tell Joss Stone she’s supposed to be ugly?

    • bipolarbettie
      Posted May 18, 2009 at 4:23 pm | Permalink

      She knew, she was going to be Jane but scheduling conflict so she took Anne of Cleves

    • Sharon
      Posted May 19, 2009 at 3:27 am | Permalink

      Many historians believe Anne of Cleves was NOT ugly, that this is a misconception drawn upon Henry’s disdain for her. Why didn’t Henry like her? Anne was not petite or pert the way Anne Boleyn or Jane Seymour. She was also “heavier” in the chest region, and apparently Henry had a thing for women with small, pert breasts. Anne’s culture taught women to be modest and timid, and despite Henry’s wish for “a maid” he really wants a woman who just magically knows her way around the bedroom.

      What they didn’t show, and I sadly don’t think they’re ever going to show, is that Henry by this point was getting quite fat and his boils were starting to spread beyond his leg. No one ever asks the question about Henry’s looks, it’s always seen as “Anne of Cleves is the ugly one…” when I think in truth, she was quite pretty, but sadly had to deal with the fact that she was following Jane, who Henry liked very much (mainly because she gave him the much desired son) and Anne Boleyn who had stirred great passions in him. Anne’s ignorance to English culture and her modest docile nature is what made her, in the end, undesirable.

      Plus, I think Henry’s syphilis (that is what killed him in the end) is starting to have effects not only on his sanity, but also on other parts of his body as well. Ahh, but it’s never the king’s fault…

  2. Phenix
    Posted May 18, 2009 at 5:23 pm | Permalink

    I like Joss Stone’s depiction. She is both pleasant and plain at the same time. The power of her timidness also adds to the undesirable aspect, as we know the king prefers a strong, sexual woman.

    After all, the historical debate is still raging as to Anne of Cleaves true looks vs. the King’s perception of her…

  3. Williamstwit
    Posted May 18, 2009 at 5:34 pm | Permalink

    The actress, in the role of Catherine Howard, would have been a better cast as Anne of Cleves rather than Josh Stone. The Ctherine Howard actres is far far less attractive than Josh Stone and gives the character of of Catherine Howard a demeanor of being quite silly and almost stupid. Was this intentional? At any case, I’ll be glad when this character is eliminated next season.

    The actress

    • Keashia
      Posted May 18, 2009 at 9:46 pm | Permalink

      This is much true the actress for Catherine isnt even more attractive than Anne of Cleves actress. Henry made Anne of Cleves out to look like a dog. Than he falls for a uglier actress thats crazy…

    • Kristen
      Posted May 19, 2009 at 6:10 pm | Permalink

      I think Catherine Howard is viewed as being “silly and stupid,” due in large part to her youth. (Am I right, folks?) I read “The Wives of Henry VIII” by Antonia Fraser, and Catherine Howard was very young, naive, and not as well educated as Henry’s other wives. But, at this time, he was feeling (and getting) older, so he wanted someone who’d make him feel young, even if she was kinda stupid…

  4. marion
    Posted May 18, 2009 at 6:40 pm | Permalink

    I was hoping Joss (Anne of Cleves) would seduce Henry with that amazing voice of hers. Historically, Henry was a music lover, even a composer. Maybe Joss should have belted out “Greensleeves” before bedtime instead of playing cards!

    • Keashia
      Posted May 18, 2009 at 9:49 pm | Permalink

      well she did say that his leg stank, I dont know how Jane did it, thats real love i guess. Also at the last scene was Henry finishing himself off?

    • Barbara
      Posted May 19, 2009 at 6:24 am | Permalink

      I agree! Good perception all around. Anne of Cleves didn’t get a chance.. and true, Henry was a music lover.

  5. Molly
    Posted May 22, 2009 at 4:26 pm | Permalink

    HYSTERICAL!!!!!! You guys are so dang funny! Keep it up!

  6. Emily
    Posted May 23, 2009 at 8:49 pm | Permalink

    I love the Pop Tudors. You two are funny! Brings a bunch of laughter to us all! Keep up the good work!

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