In British history, the Regency was the period when George, Prince of Wales served as regent for his insane father, King George III. The Regency began in 1811 and continued until George III died in 1820. The Prince Regent then became King George IV.
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An Elegant Madness: High Society in Regency England by Venetia Murray. An entertaining, easy-to-read portrayal that conveys the mood of Regency England, focusing on the aristocracy. Includes cartoons, prints, and caricatures of the period. (This review © Amazon.com.)
What Jane Austen Ate and Charles Dickens Knew by Daniel Pool. From fox-hunting to whist, the facts of daily life in 19th century England. Covers titles, servants, sex, country life, and many other topics.
The Writer's Guide to Everyday Life in Regency and Victorian England by Kristine Hughes. Another useful reference book.
Our Tempestuous Day by Carrolly Erickson provides a pleasant overview of life in the Regency era. Out of print, but available from Alibris.
The Mirror of the Graces: Regency Etiquette by a Lady of Distinction. First published in 1811, this book provides a rare glimpse of the era's manners, clothing, and more.
Set during the Regency era, Regency romances tend to be light and funny.
Regency romances at Amazon.com. All the latest titles.
Books by Georgette Heyer, the classic Regency romance writer.
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