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A Man for All Seasons - Trailer

Posted on: June 21, 2005 | Views: 516 | Comment

A historical drama telling the tale of the political downfall of Sir Thomas More under the reign of Henry VIII.

When Henry VIII's first wife, Catherine of Aragon, is unable to produce an heir to the throne, he uses that as a pretext for the pope to grant him a divorce, so he can marry his newest conquest, Anne Boleyn. The King is backed by everyone on this request except the highly regarded and religious Sir Thomas More. When Cardinal Wolsey, Chancellor of England, names More as his successor, it becomes important for Henry to get More's support, but More cannot be swayed. Henry demands the clergy to renounce the Pope and to name him Head of the Church of England. Oliver Cromwell frames More, forcing him to resign as Chancellor. Eventually More is brought to trial, found guilty of treason, and beheaded. 

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robert shaw • true story • orson welles • biography • stage play • british • henry VIII • paul scofield • oscars • Trailer