England, 1405 AD. Peasants in Somerset wanted rid of the Allinghams, their feudal overlords. The Allinghams' men were as brutal and cruel as their masters. Taxes were high and collected without mercy.
Salvation seemed to come in the shape of Mortimer Allingham - the cunning son of the clan who had been disowned by his father. He planned to turn one of the locals, John Carrick, into the ""Green Knight"" - a figure from local myth - and lead a rebellion.
Many of the locals, though, wondered if any of them would survive the explosive consequences of his scheme.