Sunday, 10 March 2013

Settling your differences- the old fashioned way

"Yesterday a very hard battle was fought in a field at the back of Lord's Cricket Ground, Marylebone, between a private belonging to a recruiting party of Dragoons, and a groom of the name of Harrowby, who had enlisted the previous day. The battle lasted three quarters of an hour during which time the Dragoon, who was the weaker man, displayed a superior scientific knowledge of the art, while the groom displayed more courage than skill. He received a very desperate blow on the right temple, which concluded the fight, and he was for many minutes supposed to be dead." The Sun, July 18th 1804

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