The Duelling Ground
The heyday of the duel was the 18th and early 19th centuries. During the reign of George III, for example, over 172 duels were recorded, accounting for 69 deaths and 96 seriously wounded. Duels were by this period governed by a set of informal rules: the so-
The Duelling Ground is one of the London sights famous for duels in the 18th and early 19th Centuries -
The field is situated within South Wood, at the back of Kenwood's Wood Pond.