Mr. Knightley in Emma

Portrait of Jeremy Northam as George Knightley in the movie “Emma” directed by Douglas McGrath in 1997, illustration of the village of Highbury and illustration of the Hartfield house.
The movie “Emma” is the adaptation of the Jane Austen’s novel Emma (1815). It tells the story of Emma Woodhouse (Gwyneth Paltrow in the movie) , a twenty-year-old living in the village of Highbury who believes that she is a good match maker… George Knightley is a longtime friend of Emma (older than Emma). He is warm, kind and wise.
Jeremy Northam as George Knightley in the movie “Emma” directed by Douglas McGrath in 1997 :
Illustrations of the Victorian artist C.E Brock of Mr. Knightley in “Emma” written by Jane Austen :

Hugh Thomson’s illustrations of Mr. Knightley in “Emma” written by Jane Austen :

Jane Austen wrote her novels during the Regency period in England. The Regency period is named due to the Regency of Prince George IV of England, which started with his father, King George III, being declared unfit to rule in 1811 and ended with his father’s death in 1820. The Regency period was characterized by romance, luxury and raise of literature and arts.
Regency (1811-1820) was a sub-period of the Georgian era (1714-1830). The Georgian era corresponded to the reigns of the first four Hanoverian kings of Britain. All of them were named George.
Jane Austen lived during the Georgian era, under the reign of King George III of Great Britain and Ireland and King George IV of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and king of Hanover.
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