Following an audience with Sir Walter Raleigh, Queen Elizabeth announces the possibility of her marrying an adventurer. Edmund Blackadder immediately announces his own voyage of discovery, despite his lack of experience, a ship or crew, personal courage, or the intention of actually carrying it out.
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has described his own performance as "appalling". Nevertheless, he has acknowledged that this is one of his most recognized roles to the public outside of his long stint as Doctor Who
(1963). Even decades later, he would know it had been repeated because people would shout at him in the street his catchphrase "You have a woman's ..." See more
Sir Walter states "I set sail from Plymouth in the Spring of 1552". 1552 was around the year he was born. See more
Now, Edmund. If you're not careful, all the children will dance around your window singing Sourpuss and Grumpyface and you don't want that, now do you?