High Society in the Regency Period: 1788-1830 by Venetia Murray

High Society in the Regency Period: 1788-1830 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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'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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SKU GOR001215203
Title High Society in the Regency Period: 1788-1830
Author By (author) Venetia Murray
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd
Year Published 1999
Number of Pages 336
ISBN 10 0140240438
ISBN 13 9780140240436
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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'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.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR001215203
Title High Society in the Regency Period: 1788-1830
Author By (author) Venetia Murray
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd
Year Published 1999
Number of Pages 336
ISBN 10 0140240438
ISBN 13 9780140240436
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Ex Library No