The Shadow of the Tower The Fledgling (1972– ) Online
In addition to the pretender Perkin Warbeck, who claims to be the son of Edward IV, Henry also has the Earl of Warwick, Edward's nephew and another contender for the throne, imprisoned in the Tower. Again, advisers urge Henry to execute them along with any other potential Yorkist rivals who might present a future threat against him. Henry resists, especially about Warwick who has never plotted against the King and, in fact, has been imprisoned since he was nine. In order to have the Tudor dynasty gain even more credibility, Henry seeks an arranged marriage between his oldest son Arthur and Catherine of Aragon, the daughter of King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Spain. The ambassador negotiating on their behalf insists on the execution of the two pretenders as a precondition of the royal union. Initially does not want to have the innocent Warwick executed without cause, but he knows that a case has to be made against the meek and timid Earl and entrapment may be the only way to ...
|Episode cast overview, first billed only:|
|James Maxwell||-||Henry VII|
|Christopher Neame||-||Earl of Warwick|
|Richard Warwick||-||Perkin Warbeck|
|Michael Graham Cox||-||Cleymounde|
|Norma West||-||Elizabeth of York|
|Marigold Sharman||-||Margaret Beaufort|
|John Bennett||-||De Puebla|
|Hugh Sullivan||-||Earl of Oxford|
|Hayward Morse||-||Thomas Astwood|
|Jason Kemp||-||Prince Arthur|
|Wendy Spinks||-||Princess Margaret|
|Andrew Burleigh||-||Prince Henry|
The action covered in this episode is a remake of the TV movie Tower of London: The Innocent (1969), which inspired this series. The only principle to repeat his role is James Maxwell.