It is 16th century Florence and the city is undergoing a renaissance. It is a city of poets and painters, wealth and marvels; but there s a canker in the bosom of paradise the city is ruled by the dangerous and power-hungry Duke de Medici, a duplicitous despot who will stop at nothing to expand his power base. He is opposed by a secret army of Republicans, of whom one such patriot is Marco del Monte: painter, swordsman, champion of the needy and Renaissance Man to the core, del Monte uses his wits, cunning and sword in the struggle to help overthrow the tyrant de Medici. Another of ITC s remarkably successful historical adventure series (alongside such shows as The Adventures of Robin Hood, William Tell and The Buccaneers), Sword of Freedom stars Edmund Purdom as swashbuckling artist Marco del Monte. With a guest cast featuring, among others, Peter Wyngarde, Geoffrey Bayldon, John Le Mesurier, Patrick Troughton, Michael Bryant and Andrew Keir, this is the first time that the complete series has been released in any format and is presented in production order.