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Society[ edit ] The Regency is noted for its elegance and achievements in the fine arts and architecture. This era encompassed a time of great social, political, and economic change. War was waged with Napoleon and on other fronts, affecting commerce both at home and internationally, as well as politics.
Despite the bloodshed and warfarethe Regency was also a period of great refinement and cultural achievement, shaping and altering the societal structure of Britain as a whole.
One of the greatest patrons of the arts and architecture was the Prince Regent himself the future George IV. Upper-class society flourished in a sort of mini-Renaissance of culture and refinement. As one of the greatest patrons of the arts, the Prince Regent ordered the costly building and refurbishing of the beautiful and exotic Brighton Pavilionthe ornate Carlton Houseas well as many other public works and architecture see John NashJames Burtonand Decimus Burton.
Naturally, this required dipping into the treasury and the Regent, and later, the King's exuberance often outstripped his pocket, at the people's expense. In many ways, there was a dark side to the beauty and fashion in England at this time.
In the dingier, less affluent areas of Londonthievery, womanising, gambling, the existence of rookeriesand constant drinking ran rampant. According to Robert Southeythe difference between the strata of society was vast indeed: The squalor that existed beneath the glamour and gloss of Regency society provided sharp contrast to the Prince Regent's social circle.
Poverty was addressed only marginally. The formation of the Regency after the retirement of George III saw the end of a more pious and reserved society, and gave birth of a more frivolous, ostentatious one.
This change was influenced by the Regent himself, who was kept entirely removed from the machinations of politics and military exploits.
This did nothing to channel his energies in a more positive direction, thereby leaving him with the pursuit of pleasure as his only outlet, as well as his sole form of rebellion against what he saw as disapproval and censure in the form of his father.
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The gap in the hierarchy of society was so great that those of the upper classes could be viewed by those below as wondrous and fantastical fiction, something entirely out of reach yet tangibly there.
This sub-period of the Georgian era began the formal Regency. The Prince Regent held a fete at 9: June 19,at Carlton House in celebration of his assumption of the Regency. Final shipment of the Elgin Marbles arrived in England.
Sarah Siddons retired from the stage. Shipping and territory disputes started the War of between the United Kingdom and the United States. The British were victorious over French armies at the Battle of Salamanca.
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Quaker prison reformer Elizabeth Fry started her ministry at Newgate Prison. Robert Southey became Poet Laureate. Napoleon abdicated and was exiled to Elba. British soldiers burn the White House. Last River Thames Frost Fair was held, which was the last time the river froze.
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