Blackadder discovers that the Prince Regent is completely broke, which puts a dent in his embezzlement ambitions. With parliament growing tired of continually giving the Prince handouts, Blackadder devises a cunning plan to restore their fortunes by marriage into a wealthy family. This plan is hampered by the fact that nobody in their right mind would want to marry the Prince. Written by
Did You Know?
This is a parody of the British film The Wicked Lady
(1945) as shown by both the basic plot of a woman posing as a male highwayman and the fact that Amy, while pretending to be a man, speaks in an imitation of the voice of James Mason
, who starred as Captain Jackson in the original movie. See more
As confirmed by the credits, the highway robber's victims are the Duke of Cheapside and Miss Cheapside, his daughter. The daughter of a Duke has the title 'Lady' followed by her forename and surname. See more
Well go out into the street and hire me a horse.
Hire you a horse? For ninepence? On Jewish New Year in the rain? A bare fortnight after the dreaded horse plague of Old London Town? With the blacksmith's strike in its 15th week and the Dorset Horse Fetishist's Fair tomorrow?