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Regency England: History and Culture
"Are you well versed in England's Regency Period? Get a "10" on this quiz and earn your Regency scholarship award!"
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From 1811 to 1820 the responsibilities of the English throne devolved upon the Prince of Wales, a man described as a "dedicated hedonist, drunkard and lecher." What prevented King George III from carrying out the responsibilities of the kingship?
He was imprisoned by the French.
He was too young.
He was mad.
He could not speak English.
A biography written soon the after death of the Prince Regent, who later ruled as George IV, asserted that George IV contributed more "to the demoralisation of society than any prince recorded in the pages of history". By the time Parliament appointed him Prince Regent, which of the following had the Prince of Wales "accomplished"?
He had made an official speech while wearing pink, high-heeled shoes that matched the pink lining of his suiting.
He had constructed Brighton Pavilion, which the Prince had connected to his mistress's house via a tunnel.
He had become known as "Prinnie" to his friends.
All of these
Jane Austen's books concern the manners and mores of the English aristocracy of the Regency Period. The type of vulgar behavior in which the Prince Regent so typically engaged received due censure in Austen's novels. The year 1815 saw the publication of the Austen's fourth book, "Emma". To whom was "Emma" dedicated?
The Prince Regent
The Duke of Wellington
If one is wealthy, well born, and well dressed and associates with others having the same important qualities one is entitled to consider yourself part of what elite Regency England group?
The hoity toity
You are standing in a foul smelling fish market near the Thames. The language of the fishmongers strikes you as being as odious as their wares. Where are you standing?
Which of the following events did not occur during the Regency period (1811-1820)?
The Peterloo Massacre
The French Revolution
The publication of "Frankenstein" by Mary Shelley
The restoration of Louis XVIII of France
In 1815 Napoleon escaped from exile only to be defeated at Waterloo. The Englishman who triumphed over Napoleon subsequently resided at the posh mansion at Regency England's most prestigious address, "Number 1 London". Who would have been living in Apsley House at London's "ultimate" address in 1818?
King George III
The Duke of Wellington
The gypsies, beggars and thieves of London termed their slang "flash lingo" or "St. Giles Greek". Which of the following would be most likely to comprehend this colloquial speech?
An amen curler
A gentry mort
A well-mapped swell
A jemmy canter
The gentlemen of Regency England were sports enthusiasts. Of which of the following sports was Tom Cribb the champion throughout the Regency?
Strolling down Bond Street to a favorite shop a young gentleman sees a lady of slight acquaintance approaching him from the opposite direction. Observing proper Regency etiquette, under what circumstances may the gentleman speak to the lady?
Only if the lady speaks first.
If the gentleman first tips his hat and the lady bows in response.
If the lady favors the gentleman with an acknowledging bow.
A gentleman may never speak to a female acquaintance in the street.
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