As children, Eliza Blacknell and William Denton enjoy the luxuries of youth and indulge in frivolous puppy love. The two constantly steal away together and share innocent kisses. They don’t look further than the present and swear the loyalty of friendship that young children often do. As they grow and mature, they find that they must fulfill their duties to their family and their countries, leading them into completely separate directions. Eliza is married off to become a proper Irish Countess and William leaves for England to join the military.
Years later, Eliza is a widowed Countess and William has become a major in the military. William has returned to Ireland to quell the uprising natives and Eliza has joined the rebel cause to bring back the truth and simplicity which is Ireland. The two meet up and