Ep 008: The Regency Era

Ep 008: The Regency Era
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Ep 008: The Regency Era

Jun 13 2024 | 00:36:18

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Episode 8 June 13, 2024 00:36:18

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So, what do the Regency years have to do with being more cultured and curious?

I thought you'd never ask. Okay, so if the fact that Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, and Emma were all published during the Regency era is not enough to Be fascinated with a time period, then I don't know what is.

It was a time that finally gave women voices, outside of just marrying for status, and allowed for women to finally just fall in love. Jane Austen quite literally led the way during the era of Romanticism in both the arts and literature people.

Then, how about the fact that Mary Shelley also wrote Frankenstein during the same period? Or that Edgar Allan Poe started penning his most famous poems? Or even that Ludwig van Beethoven was composing music like a madman already. It was a very short period, but one renowned for its advancements in architecture, fashion, literature, and art that forever shaped modern society as we know it today. And that, Amanda, is what it has to do with being more cultured and curious.

 

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So, what do the Regency years have to do with being more cultured and curious? I thought you'd never ask. Okay, so if the fact that Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, and Emma were all published during the Regency era is not enough to Be fascinated with a time period, then I don't know what is. It was a time that finally gave women voices, outside of just marrying for status, and allowed for women to finally just fall in love. Jane Austen quite literally led the way during the era of Romanticism in both the arts and literature people. Then, how about the fact that Mary Shelley also wrote Frankenstein during the same period? Or that Edgar Allan Poe started penning his most famous poems? Or even that Ludwig van Beethoven was composing music like a madman already. It was a very short period, but one renowned for its advancements in architecture, fashion, literature, and art that forever shaped modern society as we know it today. And that, Amanda, is what it has to do with being more cultured and curious. And 200 years later, we are still celebrating romanticism thanks to Bridgerton, the Netflix series that follows the lives of the eight Bridgerton siblings as they navigate London's high society in Regency era England in search of love and happiness. The show is set between 1811 and 1820, and each season focuses on one of the eight Bridgertons as they come of age. Imagine for a second. Living in this moment, in a time where the pinnacle of opulence, indulgence, and the extravagant and flamboyant in fashion and grandiose in architecture all comes to a head to create this glittery facade that has masked the stark social inequalities and economic struggles faced by the broader population It's a must watch series and the third season second installment of it just dropped

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