King Aethelred entrusts his premier General Ealdoman Byrhtnoth with defending England's south eastern coastline, from a vast fleet of Viking longships led by Prince Olaf Tryggvasson. It is attacking the Kent coastal towns of Folkestone and Sandwich.
Princess Catherine has developed a rapport with Eddie, her Romani mercenary bodyguard and their romance might hold the key to England's security.
In the year 988 vast Viking armies in fleets of Longships are threatening the Saxon port of Maldon on the Essex coast of England. The Vikings lured there by the horde of silver in King Aethelred's mint situated in the Burh, the fortified town.