Chapter

Duelling Beaux

Antoin E. Murphy

in John Law: Economic Theorist and Policy-maker

Published in print June 1997 | ISBN: 9780198286493
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191596674 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/019828649X.003.0004
 Duelling Beaux

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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

Chapter.  7869 words. 

Subjects: History of Economic Thought

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