Thursday, March 29, 2012
The Petticoat Duel...For Real...With Guns!
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While pistol-duels were usually an activity for men, women were known to do this from time to time. The 1792 Petticoat Duel was between Lady Almeria Braddock and Mrs. Elphinstone, because Mrs. Elphinstone said Lady Braddock was 61 years old, and Lady Braddock insisted she was not even 30. They met to duel, but when neither was hurt by bullets they commenced dueling with swords. Neither was killed nor even seriously injured, and they even curtsied to each other in the end.
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