This historical adventure is set during the English Civil War. When King Charles I is captured by Roundhead forces led by the tyrant Colonel Judd and his right-hand man Captain Sylvester, it is up to a band of locals loyal to the King to try and rescue him. They are helped by Judd's daughter Claire who secretly helps them in defiance of her father Written by
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Edward Beverly's younger brother Phillip, when planning an ambush to rescue the king, refers to the riflemen he is going to station in some bushes. Rudimentary rifles had been invented but were very slow to use and not in military use at the time and civil war firearms at least in general use would be smooth bore muskets of 10 or 12 bore. Its doubtful if soldiers called rifle men would exist at the time. See more
Capt. Tom Sylvester
[to Claire Judd
I love you even more when you're angry. It does something for your complexion.
Opening credits prologue: 1648 This is the story of a band of freemen who defied a tyrant. See more