After ten long years of war and revolution, the Peace of Amiens has given Europe time to breathe.
While some might disparage the terms of the peace and warn of the ambitions of the First Consul of France, Napoleon Bonaparte, Britain's new Prime Minster, Henry Addington, knows that his exhausted country desperately needed an end to the conflict.
In celebration of this new European order, the young Tsar of Russia is in London on a state visit. At the same time the French, Spanish and American ambassadors have arrived to represent their fine nations. It is a time for celebration, pomp and ceremony - as well as for intrigue and espionage, as the nations of Europe each vie for position and for the spoils of the last war...