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The King has murdered three successive Archbishops of Canterbury so Blackadder is understandably terrified when he is the next appointment.

Determined not to be the next prelate to be brutally slain in a freak accident, he brilliantly persuades a rich nobleman to donate all his lands to the King and not the Church. However, the King accidentally orders Blackadder's murder anyway.

Blackadder narrowly escapes and is stripped of the title of Archbishop when all three popes realise that he is not suitable priest material.

quotes
quote Blackadder: You see, the thing about heaven is that heaven is for people who like the sort of things that go on in heaven. Like, well, singing, talking to God, watering pot plants.

quote The King: Chiswick! Fresh horses!

quote The King: If you cross me, now or ever, I shall do unto you what God did unto the Sodomites, understand?

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shakespeare The King shouts, "Chiswick! Fresh horses!" This sounds Shakespearean, but it isn't. We've checked.

quiz
try a quiz Test Your Cunning Try the Black Adder series one quiz.

more
fact In this particular period of English history it was not considered necessary for Archbishops of Canterbury to believe in God.

evil Blackadder's final act as Archbishop of Canterbury is to set fire to a nunnery.

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Blackadder Episode Guide
Series One Black Adder
The Foretelling
Born To Be King
The Archbishop
The Queen of Spain's Beard
Witchsmeller Pursuivant
The Black Seal

Series OneBlackadder II
Bells
Head
Potato
Money
Beer
Chains
Series One Blackadder the Third
Dish & Dishonesty
Ink & Incapability
Nob & Nobility
Sense & Senility
Amy & Amiability
Duel & Duality
Series four Blackadder Goes Forth
Captain Cook
Corporal Punishment
Major Star
Private Plane
General Hospital
Goodbyeee




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