Sim Jung-Woo (Ro Woon) is an intelligent and handsome young man. He was the youngest to place first in the state examination, but he was picked to become the princess' husband. During their wedding ceremony, the princess suddenly died. Sim Jung-Woo's life changed and he became the most unfortunate man.
According to the Joseon period custom, he is not able to take the government post and he can't remarry. He then becomes involved with Jung Soon-Deok (Cho Yi-Hyun).