Posted by Golda on July 24, 1998 at 14:55:28:
In response to Wow! Three questions in one post!, written by Caroline on July 23, 1998 at 20:14:57
] ] The Regency time period = 1811-1820, correct?
] Strictly speaking, yes. Often used much more loosely than that....
] King George had his first attack of porphyria, or whatever it was, in the 1780's (I haven't checked this date, so I could be wrong)They were talking about the possibility of the PofW being Regent even then....they were expecting a regency.That's a wild guess, Peg ;-)
Peg, your guess isn't so wild. The Prince of Wales, later George IV, served as Regent (hence, the Regency) from 1811-1820 when his father, George III was mentally unfit to rule in the last decade of his rein. George III died in 1820 and George IV became King.
George IV was a spendthrift and a scandalette with women. In the books I have read, this is why JA didn't like him, and would have preferred not to dedicate a book to him. But when royalty makes a request, it's hard to say no.
- Re:The Regency Diana LB 16:50:10 7/24/98 (2)
- TV Program Golda 17:46:23 7/28/98 (1)
- Yes, this is the one - just saw the listing -thanks! NFM Diana LB 18:45:40 7/29/98 (0)
Posting followups to old messages is disabled; instead go to the main index and post a new message which mentions this one.