It is December 1648. Although victorious over the Cavaliers in the Civil Wars, the Roundheads are struggling to retain power. Plans are afoot to spirit King Charles from his prison, and the Doctor and his companions become embroiled in the intrigue...
Ben finds himself press-ganged and on board a mysterious ship to Amsterdam. Polly is an unwitting accomplice in the plot to rescue the King, and the Doctor and Jamie find themselves arrested and imprisoned in the Tower of London under suspicion of conspiracy.
Can the Doctor and Jamie escape, managed to find Ben and Polly and still ensure that history remains on its proper course?
Featuring the Second Doctor, Ben, Polly and Jamie, this adventure takes place between the TV stories The Macra Terror and The Faceless Ones.
Note: One of 8 "History Collection" reprints published simultaneously. The others were: The Witch Hunters (1st Doctor), Amorality Tale (3rd Doctor), The English Way of Death (4th Doctor), The Shadow in the Glass (6th Doctor), Human Nature (7th Doctor), The Stone Rose (10th Doctor) and Dead of Winter (11th Doctor).
With the Civil War won, the Parliamentarians are struggling to hang on to power. But plans are being made to rescue the defeated King Charles from his prison...
With Ben press-ganged and put on board a mysterious ship bound for Amsterdam, Polly becomes an unwitting accomplice in the plot to rescue the King. The Doctor can't help because he and Jamie have been arrested and sent to the Tower of London, charged with conspiracy.
Can the Doctor and Jamie escape, find Ben and rescue Polly — while making sure that history remains on its proper course?
AN ADVENTURE SET IN THE AFTERMATH OF THE ENGLISH CIVIL WAR, FEATURING THE SECOND DOCTOR AS PLAYED BY PATRICK TROUGHTON AND HIS COMPANIONS BEN, POLLY, AND JAMIE.