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Pistols At Dawn By Richard Hopton

Pistols At Dawn by Richard Hopton

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A fascinating new history of the duel, packed with eyewitness accounts

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Pistols At Dawn: A history of duelling by Richard Hopton

A fascinating history, packed with eye-witness accounts, of the duel. Duelling is deeply embedded in our collective consciousness, through numerous films and books: it evokes a golden past, of gentlemen defending their honour in the early morning light of a wooded glade, of frockcoats, rapiers and pistols. Richard Hopton traces the history of the duel from its medieval antecedents in trial by combat and chivalric tournaments. Using numerous vivid accounts of actual duels, he shows how the arcane rules of the duel evolved - and why so many felt compelled to fight them, often with fatal results.

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A fluent and entertaining history of the practice of duelling THE TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT A learned, absorbing account of duelling LITERARY REVIEW ...thoroughly absorbing history TELEGRAPH Hopton's prose races along, bringing to rich and detailed life the insanity and insouciance of this terrible sport. TELEGRAPH

About Richard Hopton

Richard Hopton was a barrister before becoming a full-time writer; he is the author of The Battle of Maida 1806 (Leo Cooper). He lives in Fulham.

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Pistols At Dawn: A history of duelling by Richard Hopton
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