Young American Jane Harding of the Providence of Maryland travels to England with evidence to discredit the tyrannical Governor Appleyard. Her lover, Noll Bridger, travels ahead of her with his champion prizefighter. Meanwhile, Dick Turpin is having an affair with Lady Melford and almost gets caught in her bedroom by her husband, the lord.
Jane Harding has escaped from her kidnappers and tries to steal Swiftnick's horse, Ceasar. Refusing to explain herself to Dick or Swiftnick, She eventually manages to get away on Turpin's nag, Bess. When Turpin finally catches up with her, she has fallen into the hands of the traitorous Noll Bridger, who quickly becomes an enemy to Dick.
Dick Turpin beats Noll Bridger in a duel, but is thrown into jail by Fytton, along with Swiftnick. Bridger's slave, Saul, manages to break them out, and Turpin and Swiftnick in turn rescue Kate and their horses.
Turpin, Swiftnick and Jane run afoul of the religious maniac Ignatius Slake and his followers. Slake promptly puts Turpin on trial and sentences him to a 'running'. This means he is to be tied to a burning cartwheel.
Jane had finally recovered the the proof against Governor Appleyard and needs to get it to Lord Melford. So, Turpin and Swiftnick help her to sneak into Melford's estate during a costume party. Unfortunately, Appleyard himself is in attendance, as well as Noll Bridger and Fytton.