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Written by Ingrid Linnéa
(9/1/2003 7:19 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, GR: The duel, penned by Barbara
] Duels were illegal in those times, and in order to fight the participants would have had to go to a quiet location, (snip)
The explanatory notes in my S&S say:
Duelling was illegal except between soldiers where it was authorized by the British Military Code until 1844. It remained, however, throughout the eighteenth century a not uncommon method of deciding points of honour between gentlemen. In the case of one of the participants being killed the survivor was guilty of murder, and a duellist was executed as late as 1808.
Lose the duel and die, win the duel and get executed! Nice expectations!
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