Henry Tudor emerges victorious over Richard III at the Battle of Bosworth Field and is crowned Henry VII. He then seeks to establish a coalition which will ensure a Tudor dynasty.
Henry consolidates his power when Queen Elizabeth gives birth to Prince Arthur thus legitimizing his claim of descent from the legendary monarch of Camelot fame.
Henry's enemies present Lambert Simmel as the Earl of Warwick, a pretender to the throne. The Earl of Lincoln then deserts Henry to head the army that is forming against Henry in Ireland.
Henry must form an army to defend his crown against an opposing army that is attacking from Ireland.
Henry gets into a theological discussion with a prisoner who has been charged with heresy and refuses to recant.
In 1494 Henry discovers that the powerful Lord William Stanley might be joining in a plot against his crown.
An assclownish nobleman and his dim bulb nephew devise a silly plan to kill the King with harmless ointment obtained from an astrologer.
Italian navigator John Cabot tries to get a skeptical King Henry to back a voyage across the Atlantic Ocean to China and the Indies.
Peasants from Cornwall march on London in protest of the government's tax policies and opoonents of the King seek to use this march to their own advantage.
Pekin Warbeck, a pretender to the throne of King Henry, begins losing support for his claim to the throne.
Henry captuires Pekin Warbeck and shows him mercy by only placing him under house arrest. Nonetheless, the pretender continues his plotting against the King.
Henry tries to arrange a marriage between Prince Arthur and Catherine of Aragon, the daughter of King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella, but the Spaniards have pre-conditions for the match.
In 1501, Henry finally finalizes arrangements for Prince Arthur to marry Catherine of Aragon but tragedy is just around the corner.