The Bottle Jumping Hoax (And Riot)

The Theatre Royal mob of 1749

The Bottle Conjuror
https://en.wikipedia.org | Image of William Phillips as Harlequin in a representation of the Bottle Conjuror, English broadside dated 1748/9

OnOn the 16th of January in the year 1749. There’s an advertisement that has graced the pages of the General Advertiser, a London newspaper, promising the most incredible magical performance anyone has ever seen at the Royal Theatre. It promises that this conjuror would perform feats, such as being able to call out the identity of any member of the audience…

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