Blackadder Title card

Title card for The Black Adder


Set in England at the end of the War of the Roses, we soon find out that the history we know is a Tudor fiction. In fact, Henry VII did not actually win the battle of Bosworth Field; he lost and though Richard III died in the battle, his nephew King Richard IV (who certainly was not smothered while still a boy in the Tower of London) reigned on for some years. The story focuses on Richard IV's younger son Prince Edmund, a sniveling coward who calls himself the 'Black Adder'. Assisted by his grungy servant Baldrick and the moronic Lord Percy, Edmund plots his rise to greatness. Written by Reid Gagle.

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Anachronism Edit

Throughout the series, Blackadder is referred to as the Duke of Edinburgh, a title that was first bestowed by King George I in 1726, on his grandson, Prince Frederick Lewis, in the Peerage of Great Britain. Thus, the title didn't exist in the late 1480s. The title Duke of Edinburgh could have been invented by Edmund's father, as a indication of the king's dislike of his son, especially as Scotland was a separate country at the time.


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The Blackadder Saga
The Black Adder Blackadder II, Blackadder the Third, Blackadder Goes Forth

The Black Adder
Original Pilot ; The Foretelling ; Born to Be King ; The Archbishop ; The Queen of Spain's Beard ; Witchsmeller Pursuivant ; The Black Seal