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To celebrate the King's imminent return from the crusades, Harry instructs Blackadder to organise an evening of traditional entertainment.

The supreme commander of the King's army, Lord Dougal McAngus, arrives home early and is awarded Blackadder's Scottish lands as a reward for his bravery in battle. Enraged, Blackadder hatches a plot for McAngus to be stabbed on stage during the entertainment.

However, he changes his mind about the assassination when McAngus offers him documents showing that Harry is illegitimate. Inconveniently, the letters prove that the Queen's adultery took place nine months before Blackadder's birth, not Harry's. Blackadder destroys the evidence and, cunningly, blows McAngus' head off.

quotes
quote Blackadder: Morris dancing is the most fatuous, tenth-rate entertainment ever devised by man. Forty effeminate blacksmiths waving bits of cloth they've just wiped their noses on. How it's still going on in this day and age I'll never know.

quote King Richard: Blood! Death! War! Rumpy pumpy! Triumph!

quote Blackadder: Don't be absurd. Such activities are totally beyond my mother. My father only got anywhere with her because he told her it was a cure for diarrhoea.

brush up
shakespeare Blackadder substitutes a real blade for a harmless one to assassinate McAngus, echoing the trick played by Laertes and Claudius on the unsuspecting Hamlet.

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

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fact In 1486, the egg replaced the worm as the lowest form of currency.

evil Blackadder assassinates McAngus by persuading him to stick his head down a loaded cannon.

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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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