English king Henry VIII has over-ambitious, son-less second wife Anne Boleyn beheaded so he can marry sweet Jane Seymour. Alas, heir Edward's birth proves fatal for her. Next Anne of Cleves, a diplomatic choice from Germany, proves romantically unacceptable, but agrees to a divorce. Katherine Howard seduces Henry, who considered n longer remarrying, but is caught out adulteress. In his old age, Henry weds bossy Katherine Parr.