Pistols at dawn: duelling in the Victorian age

Laws passed in the 1840s should have put an end to duelling, but that didn't stop determined men from settling a dispute with pistols at dawn. Margery Masterson explores...

The Duke of Wellington and the Earl of Winchilsea in a duel at Battersea Fields. (Culture Club/Getty Images)

This article was first published in the Christmas 2014 issue of BBC History Magazine

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