The historical accounts from King Henry VIII and Queen Anne's time are steeped in controvery, contradiction, and irony. Anne Boleyn, the second wife of King Henry VIII, was put to death on trumped up charges of adultery and incest. In fact, her husband, frustrated by his wife's failure to provide him with a son, simply wanted a way out of his marriage. Within days of Anne's execution, Henry married his third wife, Jane Seymour. The injustice of Anne's situation, coupled with the obvious hidden agendas and willful ignorance of the people in power make this story irresistibly compelling. In a fresh and remarkably contemporary take on this fascinating story, Patterson captures the intricate web of suspense, intrigue, and complicated human relationships in a script that is at turns hilarious, devastating, and disturbing, but, ultimately, uplifiting.