History Talk November 2015

The new series of history talks started on November 12th with Dr David Pugsley talking about a duel held between a Judge and a Doctor in 1833, the year after Dr Peter Hennis became a local hero of the Exeter cholera outbreak.  Both participants, Judge Sir John Jeffcott and Dr Peter Hennis went to the same school in Ireland.

The whole world of duels, insults and remedies was explored during the talk with the protocol across different countries discussed.  The recent challenge to a duel issued by a Polish Prince to Nigel Farage was mentioned as was the court case brought by the MP Andrew Mitchell against Westminster police.

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