It falls to Thomas Cromwell to orchestrate a marriage between the King and Anne Boleyn. Cromwell is rewarded for his loyalty by the King, but he is being closely watched.
Anne gives birth to a baby girl, failing to produce Henry’s longed for male heir. Cromwell requires the nobility and church to swear an oath acknowledging Anne as lawful Queen.
With Anne pregnant again and away from court, Henry begins to take notice of Jane Seymour. Anne hears of this and threatens Cromwell to make terms with her before her son is born.
Henry’s love for Anne Boleyn has given way to anger and distrust and he instructs Cromwell to rid him of his second Queen. Sensing her loss of favor, the Queen’s enemies gather.