Duels and Duelling

Duels and Duelling

A duel could result from any challenge to a gentleman's honour, from minor insult to major accusation. At a prearranged time, two men at odds would meet, armed either with swords or pistols, to engage in a formal and sometimes fatal exchange. Gentlemen considered it their prerogative to fight, despite the illegality of duelling, and figures as prominent as the Duke of Wellington and Georges Clemenceau defended their honour in this way. Why did participants flout… (more)

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Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing (September 20, 2012)

Collection: Shire Publications

Page count: 56 pages

Language: English


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