Posted by P. Bingham on June 17, 1998 at 05:01:42:
In response to Regency fashion, written by Constanza on June 16, 1998 at 12:56:22
When one is specifically referring to British political terms then 'Regency' is, of course, from October 25, 1810 to January 29, 1820.
In artistic terms, however, and that includes clothing styles, furniture, architecture, etc., historians apply this term very loosely (out of necessity - artistic and architectural periods were not suddenly decreed and did not abruptly end at arbitrary dates) and that to the dates from 1790 (in many cases as early as 1783, the year Prinny gained his majority) to as late as 1840 (for women's clothing I would rely on a date far closer than that, of course). 1795 is very appropriate for the term 'Regency' when referring to English clothing. I've found that most people, when forming a web page or a book, etc., state this same sort of example (disclosure that is) so as not to confuse anyone.
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