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Wolf Hall on Masterpiece

Mark Rylance and Damian Lewis (Homeland) star as Thomas Cromwell and King Henry VIII in this adaptation of Hilary Mantel's novels, which chart the meteoric rise of Cromwell in the Tudor court — from blacksmith's son to Henry VIII's closest advisor.

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Wolf Hall Personality Quiz

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Wolf Hall illuminates a dramatic period in English history — life at the court of King Henry VIII. Which of these historical figures are you most like?

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Meet the Wolf Hall Characters

Claire Foy as Anne Boleyn and Damian Lewis as King Henry VIII | Credit: Courtesy of Ed Miller/Playground & Company Pictures for MASTERPIECE/BBC

From our Telly Visions blog: Get to know the major players in the court of King Henry VIII featured in this new six-part historical drama.

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The Rise and Fall of Thomas Cromwell

Credit: "Cromwell,Thomas(1EEssex)01" by Hans Holbein the Younger via Wikimedia Commons

Thomas Cromwell rose from a rough childhood to become King Henry VIII's most important adviser. Follow his rapid and startling path to power — and eventual downfall — with our slideshow.

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Episode 6

Learn why Henry instructs Cromwell to rid him of his second queen.
Episode 5

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See why Henry begins to take notice of Jane Seymour.

Episode 4

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Follow Cromwell’s actions when Anne gives birth to a girl, not the longed-for male heir.

Episode 3

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See why Cromwell’s enemies keep a close watch on him after Henry’s marriage to Anne.

Episode 2

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Learn why Cromwell remains in London after Wolsey is forced to move to York.

Episode 1

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See how Wolsey’s restoration to the king’s favor lies with the loyal Cromwell.

Encore Presentation April 2nd

Encore Presentation April 2nd

See a promo for Wolf Hall, returning for an encore presentation on April 2nd.