In this fact-based 19th-century tale of East meets West, English widow Anna Leonowens travels to Asia to tutor the king of Siam’s 58 children. The story of the romance between the King of Siam and widowed British schoolteacher, Anna Leonowens, during the 1860s. This is the story of Anna Leonowens, the English schoolteacher who came to Siam in the 1860s to teach the children of King Mongkut. She becomes involved in his affairs, from the tragic plight of a young concubine to trying to forge an alliance with Britain to a war with Burma that is orchestrated by Britain. In the meantime, a subtle romance develops between them.