In 1553, with King Edward VI of England on his deathbed, his plans to install his teenaged Protestant cousin, Lady Jane Grey (Helena Bonham Carter), on the throne were implemented. The reluctant regent and the arranged husband (Cary Elwes) she came to love would only know nine days' reign until their toppling by Edward's half-sister Mary I (Jane Lapotaire) and her backers. Effective tale of passion and political intrigue co-stars John Wood, Patrick Stewart, Michael Hordern. 141 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo.