Regency frame, photos of Matthew MacFayden as Mr. Darcy and Kiera Knightley as Elizabeth Bennet in the movie “Pride and Prejudice” directed by Joe Whright in 2005. The portrait engraved of Jane Austen was realized in 1873, for Evert A. … Continue reading →
Burberry’s dress and portrait of Jane Austen painted by Ozias Humphry in 1788.
The English writer Jane Austen (1775-1817) wrote six major novels : Sense and sensibility (1811), Pride and prejudice (1813), Mansfield Park (1814), Emma (1815), Persuasion (1817) and Northanger Abbey (published in 1817). She was a major figure of the Regency period (1811-1820).
Jane Austen (1775-1817) lived during the Georgian era in England, under the reign of King George III of Great Britain and Ireland and King George VI of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and king of Hanover. The Georgian era (1714-1830) corresponded to the reigns of the first four Hanoverian kings of Britain. All of them were named George.
Regency (1811-1820) was a sub-period of the Georgian era. The Regency Period corresponded to the temporary Reign of the Prince Regent George as King of Great Britain. Indeed, his father George III was ill. The Regency period was characterized by romance, luxury and raise of literature and arts.