After arriving late for the Battle of Bosworth Field, Edmund kills King Richard III, who he thinks is stealing his horse, and secures the crown for his father.
With his father away at the Crusades, Edmund comes up with a plan to prove his brother is illegitimate, thus making him prince regent.
With the crown and church at each other's throats, Edmund is appointed to the decidedly risky post of archbishop.
Edmund is to be married to the Spanish Infanta, and tries everything to stop the wedding.
The death penalty hangs over Edmund when a witch-smeller accuses him of being Satan's bedfellow.
Edmund decides to seize the throne with the help of the six most evil men in England, and dismisses Percy and Baldrick from his service for good.
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