Spanning the years from the French Revolution to the Age of Reform, the elegant, dissolute Regency era was one of glorious paradox and turbulent change. Drawing on original material from the Royal Archives at Windsor and the Chatsworth Archives, as well as diaries, letters, memoirs and menus covering the whole spectrum of society - from the Regent's Brighton extravaganza to the gin palaces of the East End, from Jane Austen's Emma to Brixton gaol, High Society reveals this glittering age in all its splendid, shocking variety.
'To find something new to say about Regency society is no mean feat, but Venetia Murray, with her insatiable curiosity, delight win the unexpected and keen eye for the absurd, has succeeded triumphantly.'
- Publication Date:
- 11 / 02 / 2000
- 129 x 198mm