March 26, 2021

4. Ricketts' Circus in the Capital City, Part Two

4. Ricketts' Circus in the Capital City, Part Two

The influence of the English equestrian Phillip Astley, and how the equestrian circus was developing into an international form of popular entertainment in the late 18th Century.


We look at the influence of the English equestrian Phillip Astley, and how the equestrian circus was developing into an international form of popular entertainment in the late 18th Century.

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Go to our website for a blog post with more illustrations and a bibliography of source material used in our research: /blog/episode-4-phillip-astley/

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