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Cat Fight. Ladies Behave.

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Lady Almeria Braddock And Mrs. Elphinstone's 'Petticoat Duel' Is A Reminder that one simple comment prompted the so-called "Petticoat Duel" of 1792. While Lady Almeria Braddock and a Mrs. Elphinstone were enjoying some light conversation, the latter said to Braddock, "You have been a very beautiful woman."

Braddock apparently took issue with the implication - that her beauty was in the past - as well as Elphinstone's follow-up: "You have a very good autumnal face... but you must acknowledge that the lilies and roses are somewhat faded."

The exchange led to a duel between the women at London's Hyde Park soon after. Each had a pistol, and Elphinstone reportedly hit Braddock's hat. They were then handed swords and, during the exchange, Elphinstone was struck on the arm. At that point, they'd both gotten some level of satisfaction, and they ended their confrontation.

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MelissaLee1963
2 weeks ago
What do you think of this?
telmel
telmel2 weeks ago

Remind me not to make any flippant remarks to a lady in the future M 🧐

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MelissaLee1963
MelissaLee1963
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2 weeks ago

Hat Pins at the ready T.

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MelissaLee1963
MelissaLee1963
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2 weeks ago

Except to me T.I love a bit of flippancy.

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telmel
telmel2 weeks ago

MelissaLee1963 Only on pancake day M

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Lynibis
Lynibis2 weeks ago

Ooooh er, in the picture it looks as though the one in the yellow bodice has been shot in the heart! Glad the outcome was not too serious.

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MelissaLee1963
MelissaLee1963
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2 weeks ago

Probably too much lambrusco on the lawn lol.

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telmel
telmel2 weeks ago

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Glasses at 10 paces

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MelissaLee1963
MelissaLee1963
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2 weeks ago

And the boys so logical lol Image

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telmel
telmel2 weeks ago

They're arm less M

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MelissaLee1963
MelissaLee1963
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2 weeks ago

I had a friend who was double jointed..just locked in and beat everyone.

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