"I just meant I can fix anyone who decides to brawl," Bianca retorted.
With magic or without, he'd won every brawl he'd ever been in, and he definitely wasn't afraid to fight a girl.
It is true, however, that he was stabbed, like Marlowe, in a midnight brawl at a tavern.
He was trained, partly at Paris, for the profession of architect, but his opportune assistance to two German nobles in a tavern brawl obtained for him a nomination to the military school of Munich.
Certainly no plot was laid by James to entrap the Ruthvens, and the only question is, was the brawl in which they fell accidental, or had a plot hatched in deep secrecy been frustrated by unexpected circumstances?