England in 1647: King Charles is in prison, and Cromwell”s men are fighting the King”s men. These are dangerous times for everybody. The four Beverley children have no parents; their mother is dead and their father died while fighting for the King. Now Cromwell”s soldiers have come to burn the house – with the children in it. The four of them escape into the New Forest – but how will they live? What will they eat? And will Cromwell”s soldiers find them?