Sir Percy Blakeney, baronet and knight, is the main character of Baroness Orczy's famous novel. Normally, he is considered to be the most foppish man in London, but also the wealthiest. Best friend to the Prince of Wales, Percy is often the talk of London society for his comical bantering and amazing clothes. However, unknown to nearly everyone, Percy is also the elusive Scarlet Pimpernel, a hero who rescues French Aristocrats from death in Revolutionary France. With a band of 19 young men to aid him, he uses his histrionic skill to trick the agents of the French Republic time and time again!