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High Society in the Regency Period By Venetia Murray

High Society in the Regency Period
by Venetia Murray

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Offers a picture of events and lives during English monarchy's history: a time of transition and paradox, elegance and vulgarity; when Lady Caroline Lamb stabbed herself for love of Byron and Stephenson invented the locomotive; when a mistress cost the equivalent of GBP100,000 a year and a farm labourer kept a family on 15 shillings a week.
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High Society in the Regency Period: 1788-1830 by Venetia Murray

'Full of wonderful social titbits and interesting pieces of information' - Amanda Foreman, "Mail On Sunday". The Regency is synonymous with a style unique in the English monarchy's history. A time of transition and paradox, elegance and vulgarity; when Lady Caroline Lamb stabbed herself for love of Byron and Stephenson invented the locomotive; when a mistress cost the equivalent of GBP100,000 a year and a farm labourer kept a family on 15 shillings a week. Murray chronicles the life of the beau monde during this extraordinary period. The book is lavishly illustrated with satirical prints of the period.

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About Venetia Murray


Venetia Murray's previous books include ECHOES OF THE EAST END and CASTLE HOWARD: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF A STATELY HOME. She lives in Wiltshire and has a grown-up family.

Table of Contents


An impolite society; bucks, beaux and "pinks of the Ton"; "the seventh heaven of the fashionable world"; relative values - the cost of living; London - the most prosperous city in Europe; from the seaside resorts to the northern meeting; "a mistress had a better deal than a wife"; clubs and taverns - gambling and gluttony; the age of indulgence; the pursuit of pleasure; charades and epigrams - the country house; fashion, manners and mores - the new liberalism; on the eve of reform.

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GOR010418945
High Society in the Regency Period: 1788-1830 by Venetia Murray
Venetia Murray
Used - Like New
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
1999-11-04
336
0140240438
9780140240436
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins.