argery and Robert are betrothed since childhood. Their fathers back different factions in the Wars of the Roses, but what is this to them? After the Battle of Bosworth, Robert and his father fight for the losing side. Margery's anxious father breaks the betrothal and the youngsters escape by night. Though they cannot save Robert's father, Margery insists they must hide Robert. With a plan to pass as servants, they seek safe haven in London. A poor couple must cope with many distresses. They hover on the brink of survival until they find shelter with a sympathetic relative. Brother Thomas arranges them to go into the service of a very highborn lady. In Elizabeth of York's kindness they find safe haven. But she is betrothed to the new king, Henry Tudor, whom no-one knows. What will he do to the couple whose only crime was to back the wrong ruler?