Today in the Middle Ages: August 28, 1549

On August 28, 1549, the Baron d'Aguerre and the Lord of Fendilles fought a duel with bastard swords after quarreling in the King's chamber.

D'Aguerre was the victor, but Fendilles was not killed. According to the 19th-century account by Charles Mackay, Fendilles was an inferior swordsman and conceded the bout after the first blow.