Pistols at dawn: duelling in the Victorian age

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  • Here in Argentina duelling was practised in secrecy until the 1950´s. Even before the duel was done, the offended person published the duel in the newspaper (paid advises). Of course, they did not reveal the place where the duel was to be done.

    But not many people died. Normally it ended when the first wound was produced in one of the duelling, the arbiter stop the duel and normally a reconciliation was accorded.

    The usual reasons of the duel were political, nothing to do with defending a woman.

  • Here in Argentina duelling was practised in secrecy until the 1950´s. Even before the duel was done, the offended person published the duel in the newspaper (paid advises). Of course, they did not reveal the place where the duel was to be done.

    But not many people died. Normally it ended when the first wound was produced in one of the duelling, the arbiter stop the duel and normally a reconciliation was accorded.

    The usual reasons of the duel were political, nothing to do with defending a woman.

    Until the 1950's??? This is bizarre! Was it a widespread practice, or simply a rare occurrence?