In El Bierzo, in the North West of Spain, in the early years of the Fourteenth Century, the last progeny of two great houses have fallen in love, despite the wishes of the lady´s father and amid the tumult of war that calls her suitor to battle. Doña Beatriz Ossorio is the last surviving offspring of Don Alonso Ossorio, the Lord of Arganza. And Don Álvaro Yañez, Lord of Bembibre, is also the last of his line. Althrough they have pledged their love to each other in the high chivalric manner, the lady´s father has promised her hand in marriage to the Count of Lemos, seeking great advantage for himself and his family from an alliance with such a powerful nobleman. . . Here we have the long awaited first English versión of Enrique Gil y Carrasco´s historical novel El señor de Bembibre, generally regarded os the best of its genre in the Spanish Romantic period.