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The Regency in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland was a period when King George III was deemed unfit to rule due to his illness and his son ruled as his proxy as Prince Regent.

 

On the death of George III in 1820, the Prince Regent became George IV. The term Regency (or Regency era) can refer to various stretches of time; some are longer than the decade of the formal Regency which lasted from 1811 to 1820.

 

The period from 1795 to 1837, which includes the latter part of the reign of George III and the reigns of his sons George IV and William IV, is sometimes regarded as the Regency era, characterised by distinctive trends in British architectureliteraturefashions, politics, and culture. It ended in 1837 when Queen Victoria succeeded William IV.

If you would like to attend a ball why not get involved with the Jane Austen Festival in Bath  or dress in Regency Costume this Trevithick Day ...