By John Norris

In sleek society the concept that somebody might organise a dangerous festival with a rival, risking his existence over some degree of honour, is meaningless. That this manner of answer might develop into an approved 'sport', with noble gents even owning units of particular duelling pistols, is insane. This attention-grabbing background of the perform of duelling takes the reader into the fascinating global of pistols, 'fields of honour' and mortal wrestle, an international the place advanced principles ruled a approach of dispute which regularly led to dying. With stories of tragic loss, ridiculous quarrels and sometimes hilarious wrestle, John Norris takes the reader on a trip of discovery via essentially the most dramatic disputes of history.

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