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The Regency revolution : Jane Austen, Napoleon, Lord Byron and the making of the modern world

By: Morrison, Robert

1786491257 / 9781786491251
Paperback
941.073
02/04/2020
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England
20 cm xv, 349 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white, and colour)
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Reprint. Originally published: 2019.

Shortlisted for the HWA Non-fiction Crown Award 2020'Superb' The Economist'Elegant, entertaining and frequently surprising' New York TimesThe fascinating story of the Regency period in Britain - an immensely colourful and chaotic decade that marked the emergence of the modern world. The Regency began on 5 February 1811 when the Prince of Wales replaced his violently insane father George III as the sovereign de facto.

It ended on 29 January 1820, when George III died and the Prince Regent became King as George IV.

At the centre of the era is of course the Regent himself, who was vilified by the masses for his selfishness and corpulence.

Around him surged a society defined by brilliant characters, momentous events, and stark contrasts; a society forced to confront a whole range of pressing new issues that signalled a decisive break from the past and that for the first time brought our modern world clearly into view. The Regency Revolution is the most thorough and vivid exploration of the period ever published, and it reveals the remarkably diverse ways in which the cultural, social, technological and political revolutions of this decade continue both to inspire and haunt our world.

BIC:

1DBK United Kingdom, Great Britain, 3JH c 1800 to c 1900, HBJD1 British & Irish history, HBLL Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900

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