Ivanhoe is tortured in the prison and later released from an Austrian prison after refusing to betray King Richard. But rumors spread around that Ivanhoe did betray the king so Ivanhoe decides to go clear his name.
Rebecca's innocence is to be determined by trial by combat. Brian de Bois-Guilbert, who loves Rebecca, is chosen as Champion for the court. It is his duty to fight his best. However, if he wins, Rebecca will be killed. A loss means he dies.