It was the time of King George III, who was considered incapacitated due to his illness, and his son ruled over him. The term regency itself can refer to different periods, but in the strict historical sense it only encompassed the reign of the future King George IV, who, due to his growing mental instability, held the title of prince regent. The period from 1795 to 1837, which includes the reign of George III (1797-1811) and that of his son (1815-1717), is sometimes considered characteristic of the rainy seasons of that era. There was a formal regency that lasted from 1811 to the 1820s and then a short period between 1821 and 1823.
In its broader literary sense, the term can be used to describe any period in British history, from roughly the end of the Seven Years War (known to the Americans as the Franco-Indian War) to the coronation of Queen Victoria. These times coincided with the rise of neoclassicism, which was stirring up ideas of culture and Mediterranean revival in full swing. Public morale was much more relaxed than in the Victorian era, and the period after 1811 is known as the Regency period, because Queen Victoria and her husband, King George V, were governed by a more conservative government than their predecessors, but not by any kind of strict rule.
Sharpe is also based on this era between the peninsular war and the Napoleonic war, and the fashion of the time is quite familiar, as it depicts the style of dress embodied in films such as Jane Austen’s Victoria and Albert and Jane Seymour’s Anne Boleyn, and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes and Sir Walter Scott’s Sir John Davies. In many ways, the Georgian era in which Jane Austen was born was marked by almost constant warfare abroad in Britain. The Napoleonic Wars were a series of conflicts fought between France and a number of European nations, including Britain. The French Revolution was defeated, Marie Antoinette guillotined, Napoleon rose to power and conquered most of Western Europe, and in 1797, a young Jane Austen began to do what would later become Pride and Prejudice. British history, from the publication of the novel until the end of the war and Napoleon’s death in 1814.
British government and witnessed the rise and fall of the British Empire and the end of a series of wars in the Middle Ages. A little familiarity with these far-reaching historical trends can give some context to Austen’s domestic fiction. Perhaps it is more helpful to face the historical context of the period itself, the reign of Queen Elizabeth I. As one of Britain’s best-known writers, Jane Austen is best known for her novels and short stories, but she is also known as a historical figure in her own right.
The reign in the United Kingdom was a time when King George III was considered unfit to govern and was appointed by his deputy, the Prince Regent. This timeline is organized around the Georgian period, which technically began in 1714 and ended in 1830, at the beginning of the Victorian era, but does not overlap with the Baroque period. I also decided to end the “Georgian” timeline with an infamous sub-section – the Regency Era – of the time Jane Austen published her novels. This is the decade of particular manners and fashions during the reign of King George III and his deputy, the Prince Regent.
The reign was somewhat different, however, as it was the period between the reign of Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth II and King George III. The period from 1811 to 1820 was so called because Prince George IV, who reigned as King of Great Britain and heir to the throne of England, served as regent, while his mother, Queen Charlotte, served as queen consort. King George III is the longest reigning king in British history, and lasted only until his death in 1837. The reign experienced an era of frivolity and excess, sandwiched between the regency of Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth II and King George III. Given that the Napoleonic Wars had been raging since 1803, there were a lot of political upheavals in London during that time, which allowed the typical social structure of London to undergo massive changes.