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13 the Circus
When, in September 1864, the famous explorer came to Bath to address the British Association, he stayed at 13 the Circus. The meeting was held in the Theatre Royal, and the crowded audience, to quote the words of a local reporter, presented quite an array of science and learning'. After he had been enthusiastically welcomed, Livingstone spoke at length of his travels in Africa. The famous occasion when he was rescued by Stanley occurred eight years later, in 1872, at the climax of a dangerous and harrowing expedition into the African interior. He died a year later, and was buried in Westminster Abbey.