The Sign of the Oak
New Year’s 1357 self-proclaimed king Erik Magnusson challenges his father Magnus Eriksson about the power in Sweden. Magnus is forced to accept the shameful offer to judge Duke Bengt Algotsson as lawless. All to avoid drawing sword on his son.
Anna Maria Olofsdotter lives a spartan life as a seamstress in Danish Roskilde. When the need is at its worst she receives an anonymous offer on an exclusive costume and she realises a lot of doors would open if she manages to deliver. Will it be her salvation or ruin?
The earlier cocky Erik soon realises that it is lonely at the top. His grandmother, Duchess Ingeborg and Karl Ulfsson of Tofta form a threatening pact. A pact in the sign of the oak. As if this isn’t enough, his Danish wife Beatrix, is not pleased with him. Both concerning the political arena and in the marital bed.