The Tudors Season 1, Episodes 1 & 2
His Reign Begins – (uncut Edition)
King Henry VIII, the young and ambitious monarch of England, contemplates declaring war on France after the assassination of his uncle. On the advice of his Lord Chancellor, Cardinal Wolsey, the King decides against this course of action.
Instead, Wolsey proposes that Henry should endorse a "Treaty of Universal Peace" which is meant to bring peace and harmony to Europe. Meanwhile, the King's domestic affairs become threatened when he discovers that his mistress, Elizabeth Blount, the young and beautiful lady-in-waiting to Queen Katherine of Aragon, is pregnant with his child.
Henry contemplates an alliance with the recently named Holy Roman Emperor, Charles V, King of Spain, despite recently claiming loyalty to the Emperor's hated rival - the King of France. This course of action threatens Wolsey's chance to become Pope since he is depending on the support of the french Cardinals. After receiving Machiavelli's "The Prince" as a gift, Henry wonders if it is better for a King to be loved or feared"