Scottish beauty Douglas Elliot takes advantage of a raid on English Border Warden, Sir Lancelot Greystoke, to steal his thoroughbred horses and his antigue mirror pendant.
Mistress Elliot is arrested and imprisoned in Carlisle Castle. When Sir Lancelot spirits her from the castle, a night of passion ensues.
In the morning, Douglas steals his priceless antique pendant and flees.
Greystoke swears revenge and it takes a pardon from the new King James of England and Scotland to bring about a union between these two reckless lovers.
"Henley's extraordinary characters, rich historical details, and a romance set the pages on fire." Romantic Times
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