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The Duel Fought by the Duke of Wellington and the Earl of Winchilsea – 23 March 1829

On 23 March 1829, the Duke of Wellington and Earl of Winchilsea fought a duel at Battersea Fields in South London. At this time, the Duke of Wellington was Prime Minster of Great Britain and Ireland, and his Tory Government had passed the Catholic Relief Bill. This act was represented the legislative move towards Catholic emancipation, and a section of the legislation would allow Catholics to take a seat in parliament. The Duke of Wellington | Illustrated London News | 24 June

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