Divorce, Tudor style. As the Catholic Church struggles in vain to control Henry VIII’s (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) demands for an annulment, the King appoints himself head of the Church of England. A cook is blackmailed into poisoning a high-ranking bishop, then boiled alive for his crime. When Anne Boleyn (Natalie Dormer) insists Henry break all contacts with Katherine, (Maria Doyle Kennedy) the noble Queen is banished from court. The Reformation has begun.