|Edition: ||UK (2nd paperback)|
|Released: ||October 1992|
Note: Same ISBN as previous paperback edition.
On the throne sat the deadly Abbot of Amboise. Steven stared at him in horror. ‘That’s — the Doctor!’
The TARDIS lands in Paris on 19 August 1572 and the Doctor, driven by scientific curiosity, leaves Steven in order to meet and exchange views with the apothecary Charles Preslin.
Ignoring the Doctor’s warning to stay out of trouble, Steven finds himself caught up with a group of Huguenots, whose very existence is threatened by the Catholic hierarchy. As Steven tries to find his way back to the TARDIS, he is horrified to find that the greatest persecutor of the Huguenots is actually none other than the Doctor himself...
First broadcast in 1966, this story was the only one to feature William Hartnell playing a character other than the Doctor himself. It also introduced the character of Dodo Chaplet, who was to accompany the Doctor on his next five adventures.