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
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As Blackadder is going through the list of possible wives for George he mentions Caroline of Brunswick as the only available princess but dismisses her as having a horrible personality. In real life, George did in fact marry Caroline of Brunswick (his first cousin) but the marriage happened before George assumed the regency, and after George was already illegally married. George was reportedly drunk during the ceremony and wedding night, and the marriage was an unmitigated disaster: Caroline lived most of the marriage in exile, with George trying (unsuccessfully) to divorce her; after his ascension as king, he attempted to prevent her from becoming queen (he was unable to keep her from being named queen, but had her barred from attending her own coronation); and his supporters twice put her on trial for adultery using trumped-up evidence. Their only child, Princess Charlotte, died giving birth to a stillborn son; with no legitimate heir, George was succeeded by his brother William. 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
Highwayman, I also have a jewel. I fear however that I have placed it here, beneath my petticoats, for protection
Well in that case madam, I think I'll leave it. I'm not sure I fancy the idea of a jewel that's been in someone's pants. A single kiss of those soft lips is all I require.
The Duke of Cheapside
Never sir! A man's soft lips are his own private kingdom. I shall defend them with my life.
I'm not talking to you, Grandad.
[kisses him long and hard
Oh, I'm overcome. Take me with you to live the life of the ...
Spoofs The Wicked Lady