In 1667, the General, who resides in a Tudor Palace of Beaulieu is aware that his health is declining, with age not on his side. After a confrontation with his chaplain Thomas Gumble with regards to his true identity, he requests Gumble to be his biographer. Born in Potheridge, second son to Sir Thomas, George was sent to live with his grandfather as a young boy. Not only is George robbed of his grandfather's generous inheritance, and treated badly by his uncle, his only option is to leave, but not without the pistols and sword from his grandfather. Related to the great families of Devon, he was also a distant relative to the King. What was to be a noble day, on meeting the King, turns into a nightmare - with Sir Thomas's arrest and the family's honour shamed. Revenge on the treacherous man is without question - but how to carry this out without arousing suspicion and what becomes of George when he takes things too far?