Duels and Duelling

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Duels and Duelling

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Author :   Stephen Banks
Publisher :   Shire Publications Ltd
Published :   11/07/2012
ISBN :   9780747811435
Format :   Paperback
Pages :   56
Size (mm) :   210x149x7
Weight (g) :   152

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. Stephen... Read more
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. Stephen Banks explores the history and decline of the duel.