Death in the Afternoon – A fatal duel

fatal duel

Death in the Afternoon – A fatal duel


Diving Museum, No 2 Battery, Stokes Bay, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 2QU

Hear the story of the last fatal duel between Englishmen on English soil!

In 1854 Captain James Alexander Seton of the 11th Hussars in Gosport was challenged to a duel by Lieutenant Henry Hawkey of the Royal Marines. Why did it happen? Where was the duel held? What was the outcome? Get answers to these questions and more in this fascinating talk about this event in Gosport’s history.

Duration approx. 90 mins

Opening Times

  • Thursday 13 September: 1100
  • Friday 14 September: 1100

Booking Details

No Booking Needed


The museum is next to a large car park, public toilets are available immediately adjacent and there is a popular cafe next to the car park


John Mullen

MAP/DIRECTIONS (Approximate)

For travel information about how to get to and around Gosport, click here.

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