|The first quadrille at Almack's|
from The Reminiscences and Recollections of Captain Gronow (1850)
The strict definition of the Regency period
from Huish's Memoirs of her late
royal highness Charlotte Augusta (1818)
The Regency is associated with a style of architecture, furniture and design that spans more than a single decade. The Encyclopaedia Britannica describes Regency style as the
... decorative arts produced during the Regency of George, Prince of Wales, and the opening years of the 19th century as well as his entire reign as King George IV of England, ending in 1830.1
A notice at the entrance to the Regency galleries in the National Portrait Gallery suggests an even wider time span:
As a distinctive period in Britain’s social and cultural life, the Regency spanned the four decades from the start of the French Revolution in 1789 to the passing of Britain’s great Reform Act in 1832.3
from La Belle Assemblée (1816)
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- Encyclopaedia Britannica 15th edition (1994, Encyclopaedia Britannica Inc).
- David, Saul, The Prince of Pleasure (Little, Brown & co., 1998).
- From a sign in the National Portrait Gallery, London (2012).
David, Saul, The Prince of Pleasure (Little, Brown & co., 1998)
Encyclopaedia Britannica 15th edition (1994, Encyclopaedia Britannica Inc)
Gronow, Captain, The Reminiscences and Recollections of Captain Gronow (1850)