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Written by kathleen (elder)
(2/22/2013 7:21 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Honor, penned by Kristina F
about responding to Adrian's message. I apologize for not understanding before, but there was no reason to mention it again, really, none. In an earlier message in this thread (subject line "Duel"), however, you said that Brandon intended to humiliate Willoughby, and I'm don't believe that's the case in the novel (nor that it was necessary with respect to the duel).
Did you read the second link I posted? The offence was "affray," if the duel was held in a public place, and "even if the offence had taken place on privates premises, one of the parties would have been guilty of the offence of challenging to fight, and both participants would have also been guilty of the offence of assault." Also in that linked post is this: "Note, no injury had to result to either party for the offence to have been commited."
I don't know if punishment was ever meted out, as I said before. My understanding is that (1) meeting for the duel was all that was required for satisfaction of honour, and (2) setting up a duel was a crime subject to (potentially) serious punishment. And with this post I shall take my leave of the topic. :-)
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