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The Regency period, was the period George IV, at the time the Prince of Wales, took over England as Regent of his mentally ill father, George III. This period lasted from February 5, 1811 to January 29, 1820, when George the III died and was a time where the aristocracy of England was a pleasure seeking society interested in defending their interest. They did this through foreign wars like the war of 1812 and the Napoleonic wars as well as through a crackdown of political radicals at home. It also showed a decline of power between the independent monarchs since the regent, George III, was incredibly unpopular. Domestically, the conservative Tory party combated the radicalism of the poorly led opposition part the British Whig Party. This struggle however, ended with the Peterloo massacre where troops fired upon a reform meeting at St. Peter’s fields, injuring hundreds. Culturally though, the Regency was a time emphasizing pleasure and enjoyment in the upper class and thus many novels were published by romanticist writers such as Sir Walter and Jane Austin. As time past, this ideal of self indulgences soon turned into a time of passion and emotion, emulated through the artistic and political sphere.


Mid 1700's - Mid 1800's

The Romantic Era exhibited a certain standard for life while at the same time breaking free of long-lived academic chains of the Middle Ages, Renaissance, and the "Age of Enlightenment."


Literature of Romanticism

Music of Romanticism

Science of Romanticism

Social Reform of Romanticism

Art of Romanticism

Peter Gibbs, Kevin Cornagie, Liam Wingert, Grant Harrison