When Mary, Queen of Scots, is sent to Hafton Castle, Matilda
becomes her waiting-lady. The comely maid loves Jondalar, a stalwart castle guard who returns her affection but places his greed to succeed above all else.
After Matilda nurses the queen through a fever, she rewards the maid with a valuable ruby. Jondalar plots with the young lord of the castle to rid the
Crown of the captive queen in return for a promotion in the guard. When Matilda
discovers the plan, she risks her life to warn the queen. As Mary journeys
toward her next destination, Matilda and Jondalar separately travel the English
countryside in pursuit of her. Jondalar had a change of heart and also seeks to
warn the queen but Matilda is unaware of this as they dodge each other enroute.
When Jondalar almost loses the maid he loves, will he realize what really
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