Black Arrow (1985 TV Movie)
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In England, during the 15th century, many lords and noblemen vie for the throne.Among the contenders, two of the most powerful nobles fight a bitter war among one another.Sir Daniel is the head of the House of York while Sir Henry is the head of the House of Lancaster.Among all the English nobles,they stand the best chance of becoming the next king of England, given their wealth and power.But there can only be one monarch.The two Houses go to war. Each House chooses a symbol.The House of York chooses a white rose while the House of Lancaster chooses a red rose.The Earl of Warwick is the sitting monarch's advisor but he already starts to plot against the king in a secret alliance with Sir Daniel.The only party not having anything to gain from either House acceding to the throne is the English populace facing ever increasing royal taxes.However, a mysterious champion of the poor and the oppressed has appeared on the scene, attacking and killing any tax collecting officials and their armed escort.The mysterious stranger is clad in black and uses a black bow and black arrows that can penetrate chain mail.Annoyed by this impertinent avenger, Sir Daniel sends his retinues to hunt him down. Sir Daniel has two wards in his care, Joanna and Richard.These teenage wards have inherited much wealth, lands and titles but cannot touch their inheritances until they come of age.A greedy Sir Daniel is scheming to marry beautiful Joanna in order to take her wealth and he plans to have young Richard killed for the same reason.But the avenger known as The Black Arrow keeps upsetting Sir Daniel's plans.
In 15th century England, a civil war called Wars of the Roses is being fought between two rival houses who want the throne. Fresh from battle, a knight finds his family dead. He joins the outlaws led by the Black Arrow to seek justice.
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