THOMAS: l received a request for marriage today
from the Carey family. William, their eldest son.
ELlZABETH: Oh, that's wonderful.
Offered them Mary instead.
Everyone improves the standing of their family with their daughters.
l think Anne can do a lot better than a merchant's son.
l think you underestimate her.
Oh, no, that's not true.
l think she's the kinder of the two.
Quite possibly the fairer.
To get ahead in this world you need
more than fair looks and a kind heart. l'll beat you. l'll beat you.
Well done, children.
You look adequate.
Not too adequate, l hope.
This is our sister's day.
One wouldn't want to outshine her.
Mary, may we come in?
More beautiful than me.
l'm the other Boleyn girl.
So is this it, Mrs. Carey?
Do we lose you now, forever?
l'll be married, that's all.
Apart from that, it won't change a thing.
Come, George, let's leave our sister.
She needs to make herself pretty.
Stillborn, Your MaJesty.
No brother for you, to make this country safe.
PHYSlClAN: Your MaJesty.
You don't wish that you'd married someone grander?
l want a husband who loves me.
Who thinks it first thing every morning and last thing at night.
Then you have found the right man.
MARY: He continues to stare.
Well, why ever would he interest you?
What could you possibly want with the sole heir
to the richest landowner in England?
Oh, l had no knowledge of that.
l simply like his face.
-Well, he's betrothed.
-Betrothed is not married.
lt's a long Journey from bended knee to the altar.
-Thomas, a proud day for you. -Yes.
How is His MaJesty?
These are difficult times, Thomas.
The King and Queen, once happily married,
now barely speak.
The failure to provide a male heir has consumed them.
The Queen has lost yet another child,
l imagine it won't be long
before he seeks solace with a mistress.
Obviously l've given it some thought
and wondered which Howard girl l can place under his nose.
You imagine the riches
and influence that would give us?
lf we could help the King with this delicate matter.
l realize as a Boleyn
she's not officially a Howard,
but as your sister's daughter...
But, Thomas, she's your firstborn.
And your favorite.
Wouldn't you prefer her to have a simple,
lf Anne were a simple, uncomplicated girl like Mary,
She's anything but.
l should be able to tell you how it will be tonight.
Give you advice on what to do.
l've failed you as an elder sister.