The Amateur Gentleman
A Regency innkeeper’s son poses as a travelling pugilist in order to clear his father’s name of theft
In early 19th century England, Barnabas Barty follows in his inn-keeper father John’s footsteps as a prizefighter.
During a stay at the inn by aristocratic visitors from London, John Barty is framed for stealing a watch from Lord Chichester.
With the elder Barty taken away to prison in London to face execution, Barnabas follows incognito to try to prove the truth and free his father.