Friday, September 11, 2020

A Virtual Trip To Regency England by Josie Riviera

When writing, I “explore” the locations, some physically, and some by researching online. In fact, I travel to exciting places from behind my keyboard. Given COVID-19 and the state of the world, virtual traveling is the way to go, at least for now.

Regency Period in the United Kingdom is the setting for my Seeking series, which ran from about 1790 to 1820. Named for George, Prince of Wales who was given the title of Regent as his father, King George III, was deemed “mad” and unfit to rule. Unwilling to remove him from the thrown it was decided his son should rule as Regent and would become King upon his father’s passing. 

George had a fondness for the finer things in life and commissioned many projects at a tremendous cost, which added to his being rather unpopular. This period was known for the resurgence of art and culture. The fashion of the day was quite elegant with women wearing more modest clothes then popular in recent times. Men wore trousers of varying lengths and jackets with tails.

This was a great time for literature with Jane Austen writing all of her books. She was well known in society and revealed what the day in the life the aristocracy would be like. There were many other acclaimed authors, poets, and playwrights, including Sir Walter Scott, William Wordsworth, and Frankenstein author, Mary Shelley.

The architecture was also something the Regent enjoyed. Architect John Nash was commissioned to upgrade Buckingham House into the Buckingham Palace we know today. Mr. Nash also developed the areas of Regent Street and Regent Park. Other beautiful examples of the time are The City of Bath where the famous Roman Spas are located, The Royal Mews at Buckingham Palace, and The Royal Pavilion at Brighton, the seaside retreat of the Prince.

I can just imagine the ladies and gentlemen of the day, strolling through the parks and the streets, and yes even Buckingham Palace. To this day, those places remain ready for us to enjoy and marvel in the history.

Someday, but for now, we’ll travel virtually.


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Josie Riviera is a USA TODAY bestselling author of contemporary, inspirational, and historical sweet romances that read like Hallmark movies. She lives in the Charlotte, NC, area with her wonderfully supportive husband. They share their home with an adorable shih tzu, who constantly needs grooming, and live in an old house forever needing renovations.


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  1. Thank you for the lovely and informative post, Josie!

    1. You're welcome, Magdalena. Thanks for stopping by.

  2. England is one of my favorite places to visit. I've been to London several times, to York, and to Harrogate (love Betty's Cafe!). The best trip was when we took our 2 boys with us. That trip holds so many great memories.