Duel Day Goes Off With 2 Bangs

The Old King’s Club were out in force at the 2014 Duel Day Dinner, held at Lambeth Palace. Following drinks in the Arch Bishop’s drawing room, members and guests paid homage to one of the three founders of King’s, Archbishop William Howley (1766-1848) by laying flowers below his portrait. The Palace kitchens produced an excellent meal, which was followed by the traditional re-enactment of the famous duel of 1829.The Duke of Wellington was played by Alexander Malmaeus, Chairman of the Old King’s Club and the Earl of Winchelsea was played by Andrew Parrish, President of the King’s College Alumni Association.

Younger members concluded the evening at the Savile Club.