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Dating questionEdit

Are we quite sure about the date of The King's Birthday? As I recall, there's a quip about Blackadder being a Privy Councillor, but "soon to be a privy attendant if Cromwell has his way", which puts it *before* the Civil War... Daibhid C, 22:43 13 April 2005 (UTC)

Removed sentence from list of BlackaddersEdit

(It is possible that Captain the Lord Blackadder from The Army Years is the same modern day Lord Blackadder seen in 'Back and Forth, although no mention of military rank is made there.)

Removed this, as it is virtually impossible. The Army Years is set in WWI, probably 1917, while Back and Forth is set in 2000, thus making it more likely that Blackadder from Back and Forth is his grandson. Bjelleklang - talk 11:25, 22 December 2005 (UTC)


I strongly suggest the use of a picture of one of the more recognisable blackadder incarnations on the Edmund Blackadder template. While I appreciate the original Blackadder is held in high regard by cretain users on wikipedia, the first series is not highly thought of in general public circles. Also, the first blackadder does not represent the more familiar characteristics of the Blackadders (just look at his stupid face compared to the more condecending, refined look of the other 3). I personally would champion Blackadder II who seems the most recognisable. His image is used in the main wikipedia article and was the primary icon used in the Greatest Sitcom series.--Crestville 19:48, 14 June 2006 (UTC)

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