|William Elmes, Triumph of Love and Folly, 1812|
Usually on Friday, we offer short video clips. This one, recommended to me by one of our readers, is definitely not short—and it’s only the beginning of a fine series.
But Lucy Worsley, who’s entertained us before, does a marvelous job of bringing history to life, and—perhaps more important for Nerdy History People—she goes behind the scenes, talks to experts, and even dresses up like a Regency dandy (with the aid of Ian Kelly, the author of one of my favorite biographies, Beau Brummell: The Ultimate Man of Style).
This is Part One of a three-part BBC series: Elegance and Decadence - The Age of the Regency.
Illustration courtesy Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA. Please click on caption to view the LOC page.
Readers who receive our blog via email might see only a black rectangle or a square where the video ought to be. To watch the video, please click on this link to the Two Nerdy History Girls blog.