The Regency Years

during which Jane Austen Writes, Napoleon Fights,

Byron Makes Love, and Britain Becomes Modern

presented by Robert Morrison


via ZOOM, as a part of the 2022 Speaker Series

of the North American Friends of Chawton House


Saturday, April 9, 2022

Robert Morrison explored the fascinating decade of the Regency (1811-1820), when Jane Austen published all six of the novels for which we celebrate her today, and when her work appeared alongside the achievements of other major Regency figures such as the Duke of Wellington, Mary Shelley, Lord Byron, Maria Edgeworth, Sarah Siddons, J. M. W. Turner, and Elizabeth Fry.

Robert Morrison is British Academy Global Professor at Bath Spa University and Queen’s National Scholar at Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario. The Regency Years was selected by The Economist as one of its 2019 Books of the Year, and shortlisted by the Historical Writers’ Association for the 2020 Crown Award for the best in historical non-fiction.

Read more about Dr. Morrison here.

You may watch the video below.