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The Queen & The Cowboy

On May 9, 1887, Buffalo Bill’s Wild West show opened in London, England – thrilling the British public with action-packed performances by cowboys, Native Americans and with heart-stopping recreations of tales from the American frontier.

It is improbable to imagine that Queen Victoria, celebrating 50 years on the throne, would request a private royal performance from a cowboy who had grown up on the prairies of the American West. However, the life of “Buffalo Bill” Cody was anything but predictable.