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

Morrison, R (2019) The Regency revolution: Jane Austen, Napoleon, Lord Byron and the making of the modern world. Atlantic Books, London. ISBN 9781786491237

Official URL: https://atlantic-books.co.uk/book/the-regency-revo...

Abstract

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.

Item Type: Book
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This book was published in USA by W.W. Norton under the title 'The Regency years: during which Jane Austen writes, Napoleon fights, Byron makes love and Britain becomes modern'.

Divisions: College of Liberal Arts
Date Deposited: 06 Sep 2019 10:59
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