Truth be told: the Blackadders were a dynasty of backstabbing bastards … always quick with an elaborate insult, condescending, and usually very mean to everyone around (well, mostly the people around deserved that kinda treatment).
Scheming through the centuries they never really made any friends on their way to the top … which is why most of them never made it there, but died trying.
And although the various Edmunds weren’t exactly likeable characters … it did hurt to watch ’em die nearly each season. Because it was them who always pointed out the flaws of their contemporary society … in a bitter, sardonic way with a slight hint of bemusement.
Here’s to Edmund!