This accurate accont of medieval life opens with Heston, an 11th Century Morman knight, driving off a group of Frisians intent on invading a primitive Druid town. Heston, lord of the town, later spies Forsyth as she bathes in a stream. Forsyth is engaged to Farentino, son of the town's
leader MacGinnis. Using the law of le droit du seigneur
(a custom which allows a lord to take any bride he desires on her wedding night), Heston has his way with Forsyth. In the course of the evening Heston and Forsyth fall in love. When she refuses to leave the knight, her spurned husband vows
revenge. Farentino goes to the Frisians, telling them their king's son is a prisone...