The Life and Exploits of the Scarlet Pimpernel

or

A Gay Adventurer

by John Blakeney


Contents

Forward by Baroness Orczy

Blakeney Family Tree

Introduction: 1559-1766

I. The Laughing Cavalier

II. Blake of Blakeney

III. Coat of Arms

Part One: Once Upon a Time...

I. Early Markings

II. Fags and Fists

III. Pranks and Politics

IV. "That Demmed Clever Woman..."

Part Two: The Scarlet Pimpernel

I. "A Hunting We Will Go..."

II. "We Seek Him Here, We Seek Him There..."

III. "Tally-ho!"

IV. "Those Frenchies Seek Him Everywhere"

V. "Is He in Heaven? Is He In Hell?"

VI. "That Demmed Elusive Pimpernel!"

Part Three: "Happily Ever After..."

I. Routs and Riots

II. "Daydreams...and Nightmares"

III. The Last Adventure

Appendices

Appendix I: League Members

Appendix II: Those Rescued

Appendix III: References