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What one duel can tell us about Jacobean England

Lloyd Bowen uses the story of one 1610 duel to explore the codes of honour that governed elite violence at the time

Published: April 1, 2022 at 11:11 am
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Lloyd Bowen shares the story of one remarkable 1610 duel with Elinor Evans. He reveals what the wealth of evidence around a single dispute can tell us about the codes of honour that governed elite violence in early modern England.


Lloyd Bowen is the author Anatomy of a Duel in Jacobean England: Gentry Honour, Violence and the Law (Boydell & Brewer, 2021)


Elinor EvansDigital editor

Elinor Evans is digital editor of HistoryExtra.com. She commissions and writes history articles for the website, and regularly interviews historians for the award-winning HistoryExtra podcast


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