Henry VIII According to Jonathan Rhys Meyers

Jonathan Rhys Meyers is Henry VIII

After playing the food guzzling, beer guzzling, womanizing Henry VIII in The Tudors, Jonathan Rhys Meyers has switched to playing another (almost) historic character, Dracula. As he says, he switched from drinking booze to drinking blood. But what were his thoughts on being in The Tudors? As you might have heard, when the series ended […]

Beautifying History With The Tudors

Jonathan Rhys Meyers as Henry VIII

Upon release, and even later on, most of the criticism brought to The Tudors kept reminding everybody that the show wasn’t historically accurate and that it was sanitizing history in order to make it more appealing to the masses. The critics were even bringing Homer and his Odyssey into their discussion, as if the poet […]

The Tudors: When Changing History Works

Henry VIII as depicted in The Tudors

While named after the Tudors dynasty, the Showtime series followed specifically only the reign of Henry VIII, a king for almost 40 years known for separating the Church of England from the Roman Catholic Church and, more importantly perhaps, for his six marriages. Why do I say that a private matter from the king’s life […]