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Jane Austen and the Regency: The Regency

Jane's Two Pence

“I hate to hear you talk about all women as if they were fine ladies instead of rational creatures. None of us want to be in calm waters all our lives.” - Jane Austen, Persuasion 

A fine start

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An Age of Elegance

The UK's Chief Curator of Historic Royal Palaces, Lucy Worsley, hosts this three part BBC documentary series about the Regency Period, when Austen lived and wrote. With characteristic wit, humor and knowledge Lucy takes views thorough topics as diverse as the wild and torrid life of the Prince Regent, the social tensions and upheavals of an England on the brink of industrialization, the Napoleonic Wars and the creation of the suit. Highly recommenced for anyone who wants to dip their toes into the world of Regency Britain.            

(Worsley, L. (Writer). (n.d.). Elegance and Decadence: The Age of the Regency[Television series]. BBC.)

A deeper dive

The Napoleonic Wars