Jamaica, early 1800s. The English plantocracy is feeling the pressure. The slaves are restless. There's the smell of rebellion in the air.
Jamaica's slaves are beginning to revolt in numbers. Across the island there are uprisings aplenty. One of the biggest takes place at Fairfield, a large, hugely-profitable sugar estate in the north of the island with a slave population of more than five hundred. On a night of bloody violence, a group of slaves, led by the redoubtable Moses, burn the estate to the ground and escape into the wilderness of nearby Mount Diablo. There they join up with a hardy band of rebels, a poorly-armed, poorly-trained group of runaways that's been fighting the British army for decades.
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