Thomas Culpepper, principal groom to Henry VIII, continues to make eyes at the King’s sexy young bride. He is not alone; the teen Queen inspires many admirers in Henry’s court, not least the King himself who spoils his new wife with an endless supply of extravagant gifts. When Lady Rochford sleeps with Culpepper, he doesn’t hide that the Queen is his real desire and she helpfully suggests that she aid him in seducing Katherine. As part of the Christmas festivities, Henry invites his previous wife Anne of Cleves to the palace. He is pleasantly surprised by her beauty – something he missed when they were married – and delighted by her graciousness.