The Regency Era
September 17, 2009 2 Comments
I know very little about the Regency Era. But, having visited a small town on the coast of Devon, I felt I ought to find out more. Why? Because the architecture is so elegant and striking.
The era lasted from around 1800 to 1840 and, architecturally, lies between Georgian and Victorian (if you live in the UK).
Writers produced ‘Frankenstein’ and ‘Sense and Sensibility’. And both are clearly two sides of the same coin.
Elsewhere it has other connotations. If you are French, you had a revolution, imposed the metric system, and there was a battle at Waterloo. But liberty, equality and fraternity is your enduring legacy.
In the United States the White House was burned by British soldiers. Not very well.
These were built in Devon, UK. And endure…as more do.