Posted by Barbara on August 30, 1997 at 01:39:11:
In reply to Re: Duels and weapons posted by Carolyn on August 27, 1997 at 07:47:41
] Ok, this basically what I have picked up from years of reading regencies/historicals
] 1. After the challenge was issued, seconds (usually 2 friends of each of the participants) got together to decide when and where and arrange for a doctor
] 2. Choice of weapons was up to the challenger
] 3. Pistols or swords were the weapons of choice (pistols were preferred by the English, swords more continental but either was OK anywere)
] 4. If one of the participants apologized the duel was off
But in Willoughby and Brandon's case, wasn't there also something called "deloping" where one would fire into the air?
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