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A captured Greek girl on a Turkish galley steals the keys of the rowers' chains during a fight and an English slave leads their battle for freedom, assisted by English ships that arrive in the nick of time.
Spanish Conquistadors besieging an Indian stronghold are offered a three-day truce and given the chief's son as pledge. The Indians escape down a secret tunnel and the hostage evades torture to follow safely, since a young Englishman among the Conquistadors suggests he is actually a girl, and not worth pursuit.
Idealised depiction of 'Eadgyth' - Edith of Wessex, daughter of Earl Godwin, sister of Harold, wife of Edward the Confessor, who while immured in a convent inspires the gardener's boy to a Platonic love in which he dies defending Harold at Hastings.
Sweetheart of a young Mayan chief being tortured to reveal treasure prays to an 'evil' pre-Mayan god, who produces an earthquake that kills the Spaniards, including a Christian priest, and frees the chief, but destroys the old god's idol as well.