Doug Barron

Halifax, Nova Scotia, CA • 11:12 PM Local Time

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Doug Barron

Category Documentaries
Language English (British)
Voice Age Senior (55+)
Description slight euro accent Doc on Duelling
Transcript Note: Transcripts are automatically transcribed and may contain errors.
this is a challenge. What do you know about the duel? Did you know that Duelling was part of the Olympics in 1908 but that it is still legal to duel in Texas? The two Frenchmen had a duel in hot air balloons in the skies over Paris. And that, just like game of Thrones, trial by combat was an accepted part of the legal system. The duel was an integral part of human society for centuries, a unique problem solver with a strict set of rules governed by men of honour. So let me take you on a journey through time, from ancient rituals to computer games from David and Goliath to Star Wars, from Lord George Byron to President George Bush. Yes, George Bush and Saddam Hussein almost duelled. This is a challenge. What do you know about the duel? Did you know that Duelling was part of the Olympics in 1908 but that it is still legal to duel in Texas? The two Frenchmen had a duel in hot air balloons in the skies over Paris, and that, just like game of Thrones, trial by combat was an accepted part of the legal system. The duel was an integral part of human society for centuries, a unique problem solver with a strict set of rules governed by men of honour. So let me take you on a journey through time, from ancient rituals to computer games from David and Goliath to Star Wars, from Lord George Byron to President George Bush. Yes, George Bush and Saddam Hussein almost duelled.