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The Regency and Politics

This seminar focuses on the Regency (and the prior Regency crisis) and the political environment including representations of the monarchy and popular politics including Luddism and Peterloo.


  • J Belchem, ‘Republicanism, popular constitutionalism and the radical platform in early nineteenth century England’, Social History, 1981

  • A Clark, ‘Queen Caroline and the sexual politics of popular culture in London, 1820’, Representations, 1990

  • J Derry, The Regency Crisis
  • James Epstein, ‘Understanding the Cap of Liberty: Symbolic practice and social conflict in early 19th century England’, Past and Present, 1989
  • Boyd Hilton, A Mad, Bad and Dangerous People
  • Macolm Kelsall, 'Byron's Politics' in Drummond Bone, Cambridge Companion to Byron
  • Iain McCalman, Radical Underworld
  • Iain McCalman (ed.), Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age
  • Katrina Navickas, 'The Search for General Ludd', Social History, 2005


Nineteenth-century newspapers and British Museum Prints and Drawings database for representations of regency politics.

The English Regency