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summary Our Tempestuous Day: History of Regency England ´ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ã Regency England has long been seen as a time of hedonism and romance when dashing beaux and elegant belles played out their flirtations against a backdrop of opulence and style Yet beneath the surface glitter of tRegency England has long been seen as a time of hedonism and romance when dashing beaux and elegant belles played out their flirtations against a backdrop of opulence and style Yet beneath the surface glitter of the Regency lay an underlying malaise a pervasive hollowness and sense of loss along with an explosive undercurrent of popular unrest and political radicalismI. Kudos Erickson This was both enlightening and entertaining Beginning at the end of The Mad King George's reign and ending around the death of Princess Charlotte it encompasses the military triumphs the literary accomplishment and the monarchical shenanigans during the regency of George Prince of Wales This is an excellent source for anyone interested in Lord Byron He's discussed uite a bit through a few chapters Such a mercurial character Another interesting personality is Princess Charlotte whose life ended much too early by a difficult birth and opened the door to Victoria to reign Prince George is the mainstay throughout the book his weight his health his harridan of a wife his rowdy habits his friends Again I'm very impressed with this book It was a smooth narration Excellent work

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T was indeed a tempestuous uicksilver era haunted by war and the human wreckage of war and by fears of Luddite violence and risings of the overtaxed underfed poor A time of financial uncertainty when fortunes were made and lost amid high risk and the ever present specter of bankruptcyAnd it was memorably a time studded with larger than life personalities the aged king. A fun breezy popular history of a thoroughly demented era with information and anecdotes about life amongst the downtrodden the royals and the Napoleonic wars

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Our Tempestuous Day History of Regency EnglandIn his slow decline into delusion; the flamboyant Prince Regent in his extravagant Brighton Pavilion; the Duke of Wellington hero of Waterloo; the debauched tragically fissured Lord Byron hero to the women of fashionable London These and many others are brought to vibrant life in this wide ranging captivating social history a history as dramatic as the times themselves. Carolly Erickson is not one of my absolute favorite historians as I feel that she tends to skim over the top a bit but she's definitely up there for her chatty conversational style and her knack of picking out interesting anecdotes that somehow frame an era Our Tempestuous Day is no different taking the Regency and picking out several anecdotes like the Peterloo massacre Waterloo the fight over the installation of the Regency in the first place and the death of King George III and using them to expand into an exploration of the Regency itself While the book is not a comprehensive history Erickson acknowledges that at the beginning and it does give a good sense of the feeling of the era as well as providing a list of possible extra reading for people interested I would definitely recommend this book for anyone interested in the English Regency