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4/4/08: The Last Duel

Author James Landale has written the story of his ancestor David Landale, who was the survivor of one of Europe's last recorded duels.

By Doug Fabrizio

Salt Lake City, UT – Honor is a curious concept, and until the mid-19th century, it was entirely proper for a gentleman to risk his life to defend it. In his book, "The Last Duel," BBC political correspondent James Landale recounts the true story of a Scottish merchant who fatally shot his banker in a duel in 1826. Landale joins Doug from London to reconstruct the social and cultural circumstances of dueling, and to explain why "honor" drove so many young men to an early death. (Rebroadcast).

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