Rejuvenated by the affection he has experienced so far on his tour of the north of England, King Henry feels a stirring sexual energy towards Queen Katherine. Charles Brandon, on the other hand, senses death as he remembers the hangings and punishment he oversaw during the Northern rebellion.
Katherine’s past begins to catch up with her when the king receives an anonymous letter accusing his wife of sexual relationships with two men. Henry thinks the whole thing is a fraud but nonetheless orders an investigation. Katherine, in the meantime, is confined to her apartments with no visitors.