Sorry but I find this review overly simplistic as well as inaccurate. Henry VIII is not 'tired' of Catherine of Aragon. She has failed in his eyes to deliver him a son and heir after 20 years of marriage. Henry is convinced by biblical scripture that his marriage is cursed by God because Catherine was previously wed to Henry's elder brother Atrhur who died young.
I question its use in the teaching of history, as for all this is an exquisite production that merits it's many awards and critical acclaim, it does ignore the darker side of it's central character. Sir Thomas More may have been created a saint by the Catholic Church, but it must be said that his conduct during his brief tenure as Lord Chancellor could be intrepreted as the actions of a bloodthirsty religious zealot. Under More's authority hundreds of Lutheran reformers were, it must be remembered, executed by being burned alive as heretics.
A Man For All Seasons is a wonderful movie, beautifully directed in a simplistic style with fantasic camerawork - the opening titles are a work of art in their own right in this respect. The acting by all the leading characters is splendid. Has there ever been a better character actor than Leo McKern, his delivery of the line where he repeats Norfolks one liner previously said to More "My dear Norfolk, this isn't Spain...this is England!" has to be one of the best in the history of motion pictures.
For all that this is a stunning movie, one of my all time favourites, it should never be confused with historical fact.