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26th September 16: You may not have heard of him but Ben Jonson is author of some of the most outrageous sitcoms of the decade. His hugely popular work is filled with colourful arrays of dodgy characters all out for themselves and getting themselves deeper and deeper into trouble with every twist and turn of the plot, heading inexorably towards their undoing as their plans get out of hand and riotous chaos ensues. 760 more words
The years 1827-28 saw the criminal law ‘Peel Acts’ finally and formally abolish ‘Benefit of Clergy’ in Great Britain and Ireland.
Today in 1598 Ben Jonson the playwright and friend of Shakespeare, fought a duel at Hogsden Fields, London, but ended up killing his opponent a fellow actor Gabriel Spencer and being charged with manslaughter. 419 more words
On September 22, 1598, in the Fields of Shoreditch in London, England, two of the kingdom’s small circle of theatre-men met. One was Ben Jonson, a playwright and poet, whose works would be overshadowed by his contemporary, one William Shakespeare, but who was certainly an accomplished master of the theatre. 203 more words