It’s now a month since the wedding, but speculation still surrounds the consummation of King Henry‘s marriage to Anne of Cleves. Indeed, Henry’s continued disinterest in his wife disturbs him, embarrasses her and reflects badly on Thomas Cromwell, the unlucky matchmaker.
But a fresh young face at court catches the king’s interest—the teenage Katherine Howard—and Henry is rejuvenated. Thanks to this favorable change in mood, Cromwell’s status continues to rise… until his enemies suddenly come forth with an accusation of treason. It seems the end may be near for Cromwell, the mastermind of the Reformation.