This Day in British History

Historical trivia, births, deaths, events, kings, queens, and all of the peculiar quirkiness that makes British history so much fun!

29 January, 1728

First performance of The Beggar's Opera

The play, with songs by John Gay, is performed at Lincoln's Inn Fields Theatre


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Britain Express Canvas Prints

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