The Prince of Pleasure and His Regency 1811-20
Penguin, 2002 - 304 pages
The Regency Period is perhaps the most romantic of British history. It was an age which swung between extremes of elegance and refinement, and depths of sodden brutality. The central figure is the Prince Regent, Prinny, and though he sometimes appears as a gigantic spoilt child, he was famously good company and a notable patron of the arts. The author portrays the personalities of the giants of the romantic age - Byron, Shelley, Sheridan, Wordsworth, Jane Austen and Sir Walter Scott; Davy Faraday and Macadam; Turner, Constable and Cotman - to name a few. It was an age of extravagance; an age marked by great eccentricities and prodigous jokes; the luddite riots; the Battles of Waterloo and Peterloo; the first waltzes and the first locomotives.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - MrsLee - LibraryThing
I quite enjoyed his take on history, I found that he had a light touch without bitterness or morbid judgment. For an overall look at the times, I loved it. He took the time of the Regent year by year ... Read full review
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A must for those interested in Regency England Read full review