Orphaned and penniless, BECKY SHARP falls on her feet after being taken in by her wealthy former classmate AMELIA and the SEDLEY family before becoming a children’s governess for MP SIR PITT CRAWLEY. Nurturing ambitions to enter high society, Becky schemes her way into favour with members of the Crawley family. However, her ascendancy towards social success is hampered when she secretly marries CAPTAIN RAWDON CRAWLEY, angering Pitt and his sister MATILDA who deem Becky an unsuitable wife for the Crawley heir. Fuelled by her marital ties, Becky accompanies Rawdon to war in Belgium, where she shamelessly capitalises on the turmoil to safeguard her future should Rawdon die in battle! In associating with the powerful LORD STEYNE, Becky’s climb is again threatened as her newfound riches are tempered by his violent treatment of her, leaving her marriage and status as a society princess in danger of ruin!