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Written by Linden
(9/1/2003 5:31 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, GR: The duel, penned by Barbara
There's a lot of material on L&T about duels: here's a link to one post. This indicates that it wasn't very easy to kill or maim your opponent in a duel: there's no need to suppose that either Brandon or Willoughby missed deliberately.
In fact, there were quite a number of famous duels in relatively public places: perhaps not the middle of Bond Street (with everyone else rushing to get out of the way, as in Westerns), but not necessarily remote locations. Though you're right in suggesting that this one was kept quiet. I wonder who the seconds were?
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