The 1680s bring a new king, Restoration and more tyranny. In Massachusetts, a robber’s son falls for an anti-monarchist. In England, young lady falls for an outlaw.
Ned’s father sends him to England to keep him away from the King’s agents. Ned wants his father to give Hope a letter, but he ends up destroying it and insists Hope marry Henry Cresswell. In Oxfordshire Abe and Beth’s love is growing stronger. They blow up the clay pits where the George Hardwick is forcing everybody to work like slaves for him.
Episode 1 – Ned Hawkins warns the residents of Hadley to keep up with the rents owed to his father’s company, but is interrupted when a Native American attacks. At Fanshawe House, Beth, the daughter of the Countess of Seacourt, is celebrating her 21st birthday. The celebrations are interrupted though as outlaws attempt to rob the guests. Beth ends up being kidnapped and taken into the woods by Abe Goffe He wants to know whether Beth can stand by as the liberties won with her father’s Civil War blood are destroyed.