the preamble, or, let’s get some shit straight before we start
the formal regency period is 1811-1820, but i’m boosting this out to the ‘popular’ span of time between high rococo and the georgian era and the start of victorian era sensibilities, so - 1795 - 1830 or thereabouts (victoria doesn’t take the throne until 1837 but the transition, from a fashion point of view, starts creeping in from about 1825 so run with me here) because the generalisations that can be made of the 1811-1820 period can also be made of the 1795-1830 period
i am also limiting myself to england and france, because let’s face it so does every other historian - admittedly for good reasons as from 1600 to 1955 or thereabouts england and france were the centre of the world for the western fashion industry - and mostly women, although i’ll try and chip in whenever i have some info on men
caveat; this is drawn from my own knowledge and what books i have available to me - i may have some bits wrong or not quite spot on, and some bits eg. time frames are educated guesstimates. but for the sake of fiction it should do the job
okay so what do
Wow, this is incredibly fascinating *_* I’m just sorry you didn’t go into Spitalfields because I know absolutely nothing about it. Riots??