The year is 1065. Edward the Confessor is King of England. Wulf, a teenaged Saxon, is learning to be a respected landowner. But when Wulf and his friend, Earl Harold Hadrada, find themselves shipwrecked on the shores of Normandy, a desperate struggle for the throne of England begins. In a series of events that change the course of history, Wulf finds himself in a bitter war with the Welsh and on a battlefield outside the village of Hastings. Brothers will become enemies. A boy will become a man. A nation will be born.