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The Regency: 1811-1837 database.
Ah, to be in London during the high season! The haut ton, as the upper society became known, flocked to London at the beginning of Parliament. From March until June they attended lavish balls, the theater, and the opera flaunting the latest fashions and living life to the fullest. Women socialized and shopped endlessly while gentlemen whiled away hours at their favorite clubs. Prospective young men with fortunes courted young debutantes "coming out" in society for the first time. In late June the ton fled to their country estates for further entertainment and sporting events. Scandalous poets of the time, Byron and Shelley reflected the open-ended morality of the period -- once married, there was none. Romance authors indulge endlessly in reliving the glitz, glamour, and debauchery of the ton during this very brief period in history. Add the intrigue of the political upheaval and Napoleon's defeat at Waterloo and the stories almost write themselves. Check out the following lists and see why the Regency Era is "the" most written about and loved periods in the romance genre to date.
*Romance Reader at Heart would like to acknowledge Julene Anderson for her tireless efforts to submit, correct, and edit many of the entries listed in this section, including those given from her own collection of Regency era romance novels. It's contributions from visitors like her that help us to make this website grow and make this information available to all who visit. We thank you!
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