Viewing Event Record: A recent fencing match at the Swan ends badly: John Chamberlain [letter]

Abstract

John Chamberlain writes to Dudley Carleton of a recent match at the Swan between two fencers named Dun and Turner. Turner ran Dun through the eye with a foil, killing him instantly.

Date Event Recorded

Date
From: 11 February 1603 (Source of claim: original)

Date Event Happened

Date
From: 7 February 1603 (Source of claim: original)

Venues

Name
Swan

People

Name Role
Chamberlain, John correspondent
Carleton, Dudley correspondent

Event Type

  • death
  • fencing
  • playhouse context