'''Thomas Augustine Arne''' (; 12 March 1710, London – 5 March 1778, London) was an English composer, best known for the patriotic song ''Rule, Britannia!''. He also wrote a version of ''God Save the King'', which became the British national anthem, and the song ''A-Hunting We Will Go''. Arne was the leading British theatre composer of the 18th century, working at Drury Lane and Covent Garden.