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John Law: Economic Theorist and Policy-maker$
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Antoin E. Murphy

Print publication date: 1997

Print ISBN-13: 9780198286493

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/019828649X.001.0001

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Duelling Beaux

Duelling Beaux

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(p.20) 4 Duelling Beaux
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John Law: Economic Theorist and Policy-maker
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Antoin E. Murphy (Contributor Webpage)

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DOI:10.1093/019828649X.003.0004

Discusses Law's duel with Edmund Wilson in Bloomsbury Square, 1694. Some tentative explanations for the duel including the use of the Love‐Letters Between a Certain Late Nobleman and the Famous Mr. Wilson. Law's condemnation to the scaffold and his escape from prison.

Keywords:   conviction, duel, London, love letters, prison, Edmund Wilson

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