Tag: duels

When Politicians Attack, Regency Style

by on Sep.19, 2012, under Blog posts

The Duke of Wellington by Lawrence, 1814-15

The Duke of Wellington was accounted a poor shot, but that didn’t stop him from demanding satisfaction from the Earl of Winchilsea.

What did the Earl of Winchilsea say that made the Duke of Wellington challenge him to a duel? I’m at Romancing the Past today, blogging about nasty political disputes of the eighteenth century. Stop by to read about Winchilsea and Wellington, plus why American president Andrew Jackson was the Chuck Norris of his day.

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