Elegance and Decadence: The Age of the Regency is a History Documentary programme that first aired in 2011.
Elegance and Decadence: The Age of the Regency (2011)
Historian Lucy Worsley presents a series marking the 200th anniversary of one of the most explosive and creative decades in British history. It paints a vivid portrait of an age of elegance presided over by a prince of decadence - the infamous Prince Regent himself, a man with legendary appetites for women, food and self-indulgence. Yet this was the same man who would rebuild London, carving out the great thoroughfare of Regent Street and help establish the Regency look as the epitome of British style through his extravagant patronage of art and design. The first programme reveals a Prince Regent obsessed with outdoing arch-rival Napoleon not on the battlefield but in terms of sheer opulence, ceremonial bling and monumental architecture. episode 1.
Genre: History Documentary
Running Time: 60 minutes (approx)
Production Year: 2011
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