Friday, March 16, 2012

Friday Video: A Portrait of the Regency

Friday, March 16, 2012
William Elmes, Triumph of Love and Folly, 1812
Loretta reports:

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.


John Hopper said...

Love Lucy Worsley and this was a fascinating series, well worth watching.

textilehistorIE said...

One for when I get home from work so! Thanks ladies.

Charles Bazalgette said...

Enjoyed this a lot. Thanks for posting it.

Kathy said...

Really enjoyed this. Thanks for posting. Something that you ladies may like is a new free magazine that is put together by volunteers from the Regency Society of America.

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