In 1660 after years in exile, Charles II is restored to the throne of England but is abandoned by his friend, the Duke of Buckingham.
A fiery comet in the sky is rumoured to portend doom on Charlie's reign.
A plot is unearthed against the King. Anti-Papist fury threatens the King's position.
As Protestant dissent rises, the king tries to silence his enemies once and for all.
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