In 1695 the French aristocrat Misson de Valbourg while visiting London witnessed an interesting dispute in a street between the Duke of Grafton, one of the great landowners of England and immensely rich, and another man. What was this?

Answer: The Duke was engaged in a fist fight with a coachman in a dispute over the fare. The Duke won the fist fight.

Source: The Faber Book of Reportage Edited by John Carey

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