On the heels of Anne Boleyn‘s death, a marriage is underway. The new Queen Jane Seymour is instantly beloved, thanks to her grace, patience and modesty, and all is content at court. Henry is certain it is only a matter of time before his young bride delivers a male heir.
The dissolution of the Catholic Church continues with vigor and ruthlessness. Henry names Thomas Cromwell Lord Privy Seal in honor of his success heading the Reformation. However, this reward may have been a bit premature—an uprising of rebel commoners, angered by the unnecessary devastation, is stirring in the north. With the help of a local attorney, Robert Aske, they organize and threaten Henry’s reign.