Who would you be in Regency England?
The Regency period is known as the period when George IV ruled instead of his unwell father (George III). It’s commonly designated as the years between 1795 - 1837 but is specifically defined as the years between 1811- 1820, when George IV officially took the throne.
Despite eating and drinking far too much, the Regent King (later King George IV) was a great fan of art, music and architecture. The Regency period was therefore home to a cultural ‘boom’ including the building of the Royal Pavilion (check it out here) and the books of Jane Austen.
The Regency era was also very tumultuous. Britain was at war with the famous French general Napoleon, meaning many young men went off to fight.
Ever wondered who you would be in the world of Helena, Your Regency Girl?
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1. Which type of bread is your favourite:
4. What’s your favourite sport?
Mostly As: You’re the Regent himself (later King George VI).
You love the finer things in life such as food, parties and culture, so much so you often over indulge.
You spend your time holding court (although due to your ill health you rarely come out in public) and parties. You also love architecture,
Your diet is heavily meat based and doesn’t include ANY vegetables. George even ate swan!
Mostly Cs: You’re a member of the peasantry.
Being a peasant was particularly difficult during the Regency period as the war in France meant shortages for the poorest in society. Your days would have been spent working on the land or in the factories (the Regency era was during the later part of the Industrial Revolution- learn more here).
Your diet would have never included meat or fine foods, peasants often ate ‘pottage’ which is like a kind of watery vegetable stew.
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