Many people I have spoken to are unsure what the Regency really was. As a writer of Regency romance, I would like to give you a whimsical overview. Just to have fun, of course. Would you like to join me for a look?
Since I could never do justice to this period in a short article like this, I will simply give you picture-words; The images that you must allow to appear in your mind as you read them. Do you think you can close your eyes figuratively? Good. And it's gone!
The Prince Regent
The Duke of Wellington
The Princess Charlotte  The War of 1812
The Battle of Waterloo
Everyone and all that I have just named all have one thing in common; a common denominator, if you will. They all lived – or happened (events) – during a period of history known as the Regency.
So, how was this regency called? In 1811, the Prince of Wales (the future George IV) was appointed regent, meaning acting monarch – in place of his father, besieged, suffering the old king, George III – who was very sick and no longer mentally able to govern. This, in short, is what required the Regency. And until the death of the good king, in 1820, his son was Regent. (His friends still called him "Prinny" but did not tell him that I told you so.)
Welcome, Regency, England. It's everywhere from 1811 to 1820, and if you only give me a few minutes, I think you'll discover that you like the place.
Why? For the simple reason that there is no other time in the story that resembles him.
(If you were unhappy enough to be born in the lower classes, you might not have liked it as well, but for the upper classes of the day, it was a time of life extravagant, if not frenetic.)
For much of the year, but especially during what was called the season, his life was filled with activities and pleasures such as:
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It's really fun! I'd like to continue, but hope you've had a taste (if ever so elusive) ) To get a deeper idea of what it was, I recommend the books.For research, there are many.For the pleasure and the curiosity, there is what any other? – romances. (Did you know that I'd get there sooner or later, is not it, and I believe that's my sign of reverence to get me out!)
The Regency? You Must Love It!