Following Henry VIII through his thirty-eight years on the throne and his obsession with producing a son to continue his reign, Henry VIII And His Six Wives relives Henry’s tumultuous and corrupt campaign as King of England. Known for his womanising, drinking and violent mood swings, Henry was constantly disagreeing with Rome. This led him to segregate England from Catholic religion, dissolve Catholic monasteries and install himself as the head of the Church Of England. During his pursuit of an heir to rule his kingdom Henry sort the legal counsel of Cardinal Wolsey. A sharp but underhand man, Wolsey helped Henry to find ways of passing new laws and helped convict two of his wives to their bloody beheadings.