Astleys Circus - The Story of an English Hussar Epub

Astleys Circus - The Story of an English Hussar [PDF / Epub] ★ Astleys Circus - The Story of an English Hussar Author Mike Rendell – This is the story of one of the most famous and popular entrepreneurs of the 18th Century a man dubbed the father of the modern circus Philip Astley was a teenager who yearned for adventure and above 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 Philip Astley was a teenager Astleys Circus MOBI :º who yearned for adventure and above all who wanted to work with horses He served in the British Army in the Seven Years War learning how to train horses for battle and Circus - The PDF/EPUB » 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 Circus - The Story of MOBI :º 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
  • Astleys Circus - The Story of an English Hussar
  • Mike Rendell
  • English
  • 13 July 2015
  • 9781490496887

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 historian specifically to become a historian Astleys Circus MOBI :º specializing in Britain in the Georgian Era I was helped by the fact that my family have kept boxes and boxes of letters diaries and general ephemera from the th Century and Circus - The PDF/EPUB » I decided to write them up as a Journal of a Georgian Gentlema.

8 thoughts on “Astleys Circus - The Story of an English Hussar

  1. Susana Ellis Susana Ellis says:

    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 1895You 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 Irelandand 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 euestrian performancesMr 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 clippingsThe price may seem high but this item is one of a kind

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