I found this while researching my work-in-progress, which is set in Regency England. The original blog is from Belle Grove Plantation Bed and Breakfast, the birthplace of our fourth president, James Madison.
The author of the blog I’m reposting refers to 1795 – 1837 as the time period “generally accepted” as the Regency era. Any student of history knows the Regency, strictly speaking, was 1811 – 1820.
“The Regency era in the United Kingdom is generally accepted as the period between 1795 and 1837. Effectively it combines the decline of George III’s rule, the period between 1811 and 1820 when the King was deemed unfit to rule and his son, the Prince of Wales was granted the title of Prince Regent to rule in his father’s name, and the period from 1820 when the Prince Regent became George IV on the death of his father until 1837 when Queen Victoria succeeded to the throne and a new era.”
- George III: born 1738, reigned 1760 – 1820, died 1820
- George IV: born 1762, Prince Regent 1811 – 1820, reigned 1820 – 1830, died 1830
- William IV: born 1765, reigned 1830 – 1837, died 1837
- Victoria: born 1819, reigned 1837 – 1901, died 1901
Today we have a guest blogger from England. Kevin has written for us before and we love his posts. Last time was about a true English tea. Today we are talking about Fashion of Regency England. This would have been around the time Belle Grove’s main section was built. Seeing this you can image the people walking around Belle Grove after it was built. Just lovely!
Thank you Kevin!
During the last decade 18th Century George III was becoming noticeably more and more deranged. Elsewhere America declared it’s independence and the introduction of the guillotine in France sent shockwaves through the wealthy and privileged classes of Europe.
The Regency era in the United Kingdom is generally accepted as the period between 1795 and 1837. Effectively it combines the decline of George III’s rule, the period…
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