Starting with an overview of the politics of the early nineteenth century, we will discuss the social mores and practices of the elite, the role of women across the classes, and masculinity and sport. We will also look at London as a significant character in the series. The color-conscious casting will help us examine the racial politics of the era, and the much-talked-about sex scenes will help us understand the pleasures and perils of life in Regency England.
About Your Expert
Dr. Julie Taddeo is Research Professor of History at University of Maryland. Her area of expertise is Modern British social and cultural history. She has published several books on such topics as the Bloomsbury Group, Steampunk, British period drama television, and reality TV.
Not suitable for children under age 13 (sensitive content).
90 minutes, including a 30 minute Q&A.
It was wonderful, very clear and well presented and engaging. After I started watching the series, I read some Regency history, and you clarified a lot more.
I had never viewed Bridgerton so didn't know what to expect. Dr. Taddeo's presentation was excellent and intriguing. The explanations were so informative that I felt I understood the series and its relationship to the Regency.
I enjoyed this presentation very much. I find this time period very interesting and I love the books and shows written about it. Julie Taddeo was very informative.
Loved the snippets of history from the Regency era in Great Britain. Very entertaining with great visuals--especially liked the ones from the Regency era itself.
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