'Do not use me with such ceremony, madam, for I am a very threadbare King, and one, moreover, that has no kingdom to reign over.'
Dispossessed of crown and kingdom, crushed and routed at the grim Battle of Worcester, the young Charles II is forced to flee for his life. Out of the heat of battle, the outlaw King and his tiny party must journey across Cromwell's England to a Channel port and a ship bound for France and safety.
But the King, with his love of adventure, his irrepressible humour and his unmistakable looks, is no easy man to hide . . .