In 1215 at the castle of Ranulf Fitzwilliam, son Hugh is jousting on a matter of honor against Sir Gillis Estram, the champion of King John, when the TARDIS appears. The Doctor, Turlough and Tegan are immediately hailed as demons and welcomed warmly by the King. Something is wrong with this picture, observes the Doctor.
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[a man is about to be cast into an iron maiden
What! Our demon! You, too, would beg for mercy?
Oh, indeed no, sire, but surely such a fate is too mild. Would not boiling in oil be a more fitting end?