tom's breathtaking adventures continue in the Lady and the Squire - the sequel to terry Jones ' the Knight and the Squire. Having left his village in fourteenth - century England - tired of learning Latin and digging ditches - tom now finds himself in France employed as a squire to Henry, Duke of Lancaster. But tom's job seems to involve spending hours of daylight translating and transcribing letters in Latin and when an encounter with the Man in Black presents and opportunity to escape, tom again makes a dash for freedom. this time he is accompanied by the beautiful but troublesome Lady Emilia De Valois - and of course supported by his dear friend and ally Squire 'Alan'. Love is in the air as tom dreams of tournaments to be won and distant lands to be travelled. But tom is called upon to use his great talents to help the starving people of France and with the giant Anton is persuaded to make a detour to visit none other than his Holiness the Supreme Pontiff, Pope Innocent VI.