The counting of steps, the smell of gunpowder, the sound of clashing swords. This is the duel; gentleman’s right, settler of disputes, restorer of honor, a really easy way to get yourself killed. Duels took many forms over the years, including some very unusual conflicts. In the third installment of a four-part animated video series, we recount history’s most unusual duels along with the lessons learned.
Lesson learned: Good aim doesn’t equal good judgement.