Multi Period Living History Group
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A Polite Exchange of Bullets

The Gentlemans Pistol Duel

We can provide a 30 minute talk featuring the eitquette and practice of duelling in the late 18th to early 19th Centuries and what it meant to fight to defend your honour.

This talk and demonstration will cover a multitude of points regarding Georgian life and honour, all having been researched from the newspaper records of court testimonies. Examples of these are below:

  • Why would one fight a duel?.
  • Is it legal?
  • How many fatal duels were there ?
  • What are the rules ?
  • What killed duelling off ?

Following the talk the group will take questions and queries and all the equipment can be handled and tried to provide a wholly interactive experience.

Foreign Field can provide in-depth detailed talks and demonstrations on the history of men and women in conflict, throughout the ages in both military and civillian settings.

Costumed talks and demonstrations can be done more than once per day and are ideal for school visits and small museums or as individual displays in shows..

Contact Foreign Field for a quote or further information.