Regency site on the world of the english upper class during the 1800-1820 period.
The regency in the united kingdom of great britain and ireland was a period when king george iii was deemed unfit to rule and his son ruled as his proxy as prince regent on the death of george iii in 1820, the prince regent became george iv. The end of the georgian era known as “the regency” was a remarkable time in world history, particularly so in england king george iii, referred to at home and abroad as “mad king george” was proclaimed unfit to rule, so his son george was named as the prince regent.
The regency period officially began when the prince of wales (later king george iv) assumed the role of prince regent after his father, king george iii, was declared unfit to rule in 1811 king george iii is believed to have suffered from porphyria, a disorder affecting the production of hemoglobin (a component of blood cells. The regency period begins george augustus frederick was appointed prince regent to his father king george iii on february 5th, 1811 he was a heavy drinker and a compulsive gambler.
Notably, regency england was an age of rapid social and technological change that kicked off the industrial revolution, but art was dominated with simple and idealised roman and greek classicism and the picturesque, a pre-impressionist art movement based on simplicity and rural and nature scenes. Books shelved as regency-england: pride and prejudice by jane austen, persuasion by jane austen, sense and sensibility by jane austen, when maidens mourn.
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