In December 1823, Henry Baring bet Robert Peel that he would not be able to shoot one of each of the seven types of game bird* together with a rabbit and a hare during the following day. Peel won the match by one o’clock in the afternoon and Baring lost a hundred guineas.
(Taken from Douglas Hurd’s biography of Peel)
* One pheasant, one red-legged partridge, one common partridge, one snipe, on Jack snipe, one woodcock, one wild duck
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