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Cast Of 'The Tudors' Vs. The Real People

Updated November 21, 2019 26.6k votes 2.2k voters 44.8k views15 items

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The Tudors was a historical fiction TV series that originally aired on Showtime from 2007 to 2010. The show followed the lives and scandals integral to the Tudor dynasty, specifically focusing on the contentious reign of King Henry VIII (Jonathan Rhys Meyers). Touching on everything from political intrigue to Henry's many ill-fated marriages, the series garnered many fans over its four seasons.

The show also prompted plenty of comparisons between the on-screen characters and the real historical Tudors of the 16th century. The Tudors's history takes quite a few liberties from actual events, but how does the Tudors cast compare to their real-life counterparts?