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Henry VIII has just married Marie of Normandy, and is eager to consummate their marriage. Unfortunately for Henry, she is always eating garlic, and refuses to stop. Deciding to get rid of ... See full summary »
This is Barbara Windsor's favourite Carry On film.
A drink, Ma'am?
Queen Marie: Thank you.
Cardinal Wolsey: I can heartily recommend the porter here.
Queen Marie: Really? Then do send him up to my room later.
At the end of the film, Henry VIII asks the name of a maid. If she is Catherine Howard, as she says, that dates Carry on Henry VIII (1971) to some time between the 9 July 1540 (when Henry divorced Anne of Cleves) and the 28 July 1540 (when he married Catherine Howard). If that's true, where are the king's children? Mary, having been born in 1516, would have been aged 24; Elizabeth, having been born in 1533, would have been aged 7; Edward, having been born in 1537, would have been aged 3.
Opening credits: This film is based on a recently discovered manuscript by one William Cobbler which reveals the fact that Henry VIII did in fact have two more wives. Although it was at first thought that Cromwell originated the story, it is now known to be definitely all Cobbler's........ from beginning to end.
The scene in the barn where Sidney James has a rough and ready encounter with Margaret Nolan is often trimmed for television screenings.