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    The author traces young Phillip Astley from his early days as a carpentry apprentice through his successful career as a horse trainer in the German War and then to his development of the modern circus, although as the author points out he never used the word circus in connection with his entertainments The story of Astley s Amphitheatre continues are Phillip Astley s death in 1814 and his son s in 1821, until it was finally closed in 1893 and the final building built by a successor in 1895.You The author traces young Phillip Astley from his early days as a carpentry apprentice through his successful career as a horse trainer in the German War and then to his development of the modern circus, although as the author points out he never used the word circus in connection with his entertainments The story of Astley s Amphitheatre continues are Phillip Astley s death in 1814 and his son s in 1821, until it was finally closed in 1893 and the final building built by a successor in 1895.You may not have realized that Astley s performances were not exclusively held in his location south of Westminster Bridge He took his horses, performers, wooden structures, and all on tour in various parts of England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland and, when war was not a barrier to the continent He was revered by many, including Marie Antoinette, who called him le plus bel homme d Europe and presented his son with a gold medal set with diamonds His French theatre was appropriated by the revolutionaries, of course, but when a temporary peace occurred in 1803, he not only was given an audience with Napoleon Bonaparte, but was granted reparations by said monarch But his most valuable connection was with King George III, who assisted him with various licensure problems and even made a bow to him at one point, which was a spectacular coup for an uneducated man who built an entertainment empire that changed forever the face of circuses and clowns and equestrian performances.Mr Rendell, the author, was fortunate to have inherited the papers of his four time great grandfather, which included a treasure trove of original documents from the 18th century Other images of paintings and sketches and advertising flyers were lent via the generosity of several museums I have to say I read this book from beginning to end when I first sat down with it It took a good three hours even while I skimmed over some of the newspaper clippings, but I will undoubtedly go back to them later since I LOVE the insights I get on the way people s minds worked 200 years ago from reading these old clippings.The price may seem high, but this item is one of a kind


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Astley's Circus - The Story of an English Hussar ☂ [PDF / Epub] ☁ Astley's Circus - The Story of an English Hussar By Mike Rendell ✐ – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk This is the story of one of the most famous and popular entrepreneurs of the th Century a man dubbed the father of the modern circus Philip Astley was a teenager who yearned for adventure and above al This is the story of - The MOBI ð one of the most famous and popular entrepreneurs of the th Century a man dubbed the father of the modern circus Astley's Circus Kindle - Philip Astley was a teenager who yearned for adventure and above all who wanted to work with horses He served in the British Army in the Seven Circus - The PDF ✓ Years War, learning how to train horses for battle, and then left to find his fortune in London giving riding lessons and putting on exhibitions of trick riding In doing so he came up with a formula for entertaining thousands, with his demonstrations of clowning on horseback, juggling, rope walking and acrobatics He dazzled with fireworks, he impressed with colour and he amazed his audiences with re enactments of battles and sieges In doing so he launched the modern circus, building circus premises across Europe and inspiring others to follow the trail which he blazed It is a story of courage and resilience, and of how one man, in the right place at the right time, achieved a remarkable success in the field of popular entertainment This version is heavily illustrated throughout, thirty of the illustrations being in colour.

    Astley's Circus - The Story of an English Hussar MOBI riding In doing so he came up with a formula for entertaining thousands, with his demonstrations of clowning on horseback, juggling, rope walking and acrobatics He dazzled with fireworks, he impressed with colour and he amazed his audiences with re enactments of battles and sieges In doing so he launched the modern circus, building circus premises across Europe and inspiring others to follow the trail which he blazed It is a story of courage and resilience, and of how one man, in the right place at the right time, achieved a remarkable success in the field of popular entertainment This version is heavily illustrated throughout, thirty of the illustrations being in colour."/>
  • Paperback
  • 168 pages
  • Astley's Circus - The Story of an English Hussar
  • Mike Rendell
  • English
  • 16 July 2019
  • 1490496882

About the Author: Mike Rendell

Once upon a time, a - The MOBI ð long while ago, I was a lawyer, Then I came to my senses and packed it up to become a historianspecifically, Astley's Circus Kindle - to become a historian specializing in Britain in the Georgian Era I was helped by the fact that my family have kept boxes and boxes of letters, Circus - The PDF ✓ diaries and general ephemera from the th Century and I decided to write them up as a Journal of a Georgian Gentleman a social history of the times seen through the eyes of my great great great great grandfatherI illustrated the book with amazingly intricate paper cut outs made by my ancestor and followed up my first book with one specifically on th Century paper cuttingThen followed one on Bristol Blue Glass a gorgeous full blue tableware made from adding cobalt oxide to the manufacturing process Other books will follow as time permits, but all will be on one aspect or another of the Georgian period.