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#Babes in Armor #dueling #duel #art #sketch #history #historical
Just a totally normal dinner party on a totally normal Friday night.
(Further information from Two Nerdy History Girls, Loretta Chase & Isabella Bradford)
La Belle assemblée: or, Bell’s court and fashionable magazine, Volume 5. Publisher J. Bell, 1812
INCIDENTS OCCURRING IN AND NEAR LONDON, INTERESTING MARRIAGES, &c.
FEMALE DUELLING.—The famous duel between two French ladies, occasioned by mutual jealousy of each other, is no longer without a parallel. We must, however, enter our protest against the practice ; for should it become general, the hearts of the rougher sex may be exposed, first to a fatal glance from n love-sick fair, and ultimately to a fatal bullet from an angry one. The following is the story as given in the Newspapers:—”A curious report is in circulation in the fashionable world. Two ladies in high life having had a dispute at the Prince’s fete, a challenge actually ensued, and the parties proceeded to Kensington Gardens, with their female seconds, who took with them a brace of pistols each, in their ridicules. The seconds having charged, by mistake put in the balls first. The Amazons afterwards took their ground, but missed fire, when their difference was adjusted by the interference of their mutual friends.”