Fearful and desperate, the great council of the kingdom elects a new king to unite the country against the invader.
Their choice falls on Edgar, the thirteen year old descendent of Alfred the Great.
The hopes of a nation are placed on a youngster with little experience of life. All he has to help him are a fierce intelligence, courage and the loyalty of a handful of friends.
Burdened with impossible hopes and expectations, mired in fear and treachery, Edgar begins a life-time of resistance to the Norman conquerors.
The Battle of Hastings is over. The Battle for England is about to begin.