Nyssa Wyndham, the beautiful daughter of Blaze, goes to court of an aging King Henry VIII to serve the new queen, Anna of Cleves. But Henry dislikes his politically correct bride, and seeks to rid himself of her. In his quest for another wife, his roving eye lives upon Nyssa. But there are those in power seeking to thwart the king's lust. Nyssa awakens in the arms of Varien de Winter, a notorious rake, her virtue seemingly ruined. A disappointed and outraged king orders them wed at once! Love, however, does conquer all in this case. 16th C. England.