Henry spends Christmas with Mary, now declared legitimate again, and her ex-nanny, the mother of Reginald Pole. Jane and Mary also reconcile him with daughter Elizabeth. Another guest is Robert Aske, whom the king promises a Northern parliament, based in York. Aske's followers do not believe him and resume the Pilgrimage but they are crushed and the leaders hanged, Aske being imprisoned. Brandon is guilt-ridden and feels Henry has betrayed them, giving Cromwell the chance to lord it over him. Henry however rejoices in Jane's recently declared pregnancy.
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King Henry VIII
[to Sir Robert Tavistock who has found his fiancee posing nude for Hans Holbein
You have not to do with Master Holbein, but with me. I'll tell you frankly: if I had seven peasants, I could make seven lords. But if I had seven lords, I could not make ONE Holbein.
Sans Day Carol
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