England, 1405 AD. Peasants in Somerset wanted rid of the Allinghams, their feudal overlords. The Allinghams' men were as brutal and cruel as their masters. Taxes were high and collected without mercy.
Salvation seemed to come in the shape of Mortimer Allingham - the cunning son of the clan who has been disowned by his father. He planned to turn one of the locals, John Carrick, into the "Green Knight" - a figure from local myth - and lead a rebellion. Many of the locals, though, wondered if any of them would survive the explosive consequences of his scheme.
With only a few notable exceptions - step forward the Convict Commandos - recurring characters have been rare on the pages of Commando over the last 50-odd years. However we were of the opinion that you, our readers, might like a series which carried the story over more than one issue. With the pen of Ferg Handley recruited to do the writing, we decided that a historical saga spanning many generations would hit the spot.
So, here is the fifth episode of the series following the inter-linked fates of several families from the South West of these isles. By the late 1300s, the days of the Roman invasion are far behind them and the peasants are now revolting.
I hope you enjoy this story and the journey to come.
Calum Laird, Commando Editor