"Divorced, beheaded, died..."
King Henry VIII is inconsolable over the loss of his beloved queen, Jane Seymour. He banishes himself to the lower-levels of Whitehall Palace and refuses to see or speak to anyone.
A deeply concerned Cromwell has a desperate plan: To send down the old court jester, the unstable Will Sommers into the darkness, to somehow help. Meanwhile, Cromwell's enemies at court are gathering...
Henry's grief regresses into a strange kind of manic madness.
But... can a fool really save the King?